Commit 77e21533 authored by Christian Couder's avatar Christian Couder Committed by Junio C Hamano

web--browse: use custom commands defined at config time

Currently "git web--browse" is restricted to a set of commands defined
in the script. You can subvert the "browser.<tool>.path" to force "git
web--browse" to use a different command, but if you have a command
whose invocation syntax does not match one of the current tools then
you would have to write a wrapper script for it.

This patch adds a git config variable "browser.<tool>.cmd" which
allows a more flexible browser choice.

If you run "git web--browse" with -t/--tool, -b/--browser or the
"web.browser" config variable set to an unrecognized tool then "git
web--browse" will query the "browser.<tool>.cmd" config variable. If
this variable exists, then "git web--browse" will treat the specified
tool as a custom command and will use a shell eval to run the command
with the URLs added as extra parameters.
Signed-off-by: Christian Couder's avatarChristian Couder <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarJunio C Hamano <>
parent 5ad9db3d
......@@ -23,12 +23,18 @@ USAGE='[--browser=browser|--tool=browser] [--config=conf.var] url/file ...'
. git-sh-setup
browser_cmd="$(git config "browser.$1.cmd")"
test -n "$browser_cmd"
valid_tool() {
case "$1" in
firefox | iceweasel | konqueror | w3m | links | lynx | dillo | open)
;; # happy
return 1
valid_custom_tool "$1" || return 1
......@@ -122,7 +128,7 @@ else
init_browser_path "$browser"
if ! type "$browser_path" > /dev/null 2>&1; then
if test -z "$browser_cmd" && ! type "$browser_path" > /dev/null 2>&1; then
die "The browser $browser is not available as '$browser_path'."
......@@ -157,4 +163,9 @@ case "$browser" in
"$browser_path" "$@" &
if test -n "$browser_cmd"; then
( eval $browser_cmd "$@" )
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