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1 gitweb.conf(5)
2 ==============
5 ----
6 gitweb.conf - Gitweb (Git web interface) configuration file
9 --------
10 /etc/gitweb.conf, /etc/gitweb-common.conf, $GITWEBDIR/gitweb_config.perl
13 -----------
15 The gitweb CGI script for viewing Git repositories over the web uses a
16 perl script fragment as its configuration file. You can set variables
17 using "`our $variable = value`"; text from a "#" character until the
18 end of a line is ignored. See *perlsyn*(1) for details.
20 An example:
22 ------------------------------------------------
23 # gitweb configuration file for
24 #
25 our $projectroot = "/srv/git"; # FHS recommendation
26 our $site_name = ' >> Repos';
27 ------------------------------------------------
30 The configuration file is used to override the default settings that
31 were built into gitweb at the time the 'gitweb.cgi' script was generated.
33 While one could just alter the configuration settings in the gitweb
34 CGI itself, those changes would be lost upon upgrade. Configuration
35 settings might also be placed into a file in the same directory as the
36 CGI script with the default name 'gitweb_config.perl' -- allowing
37 one to have multiple gitweb instances with different configurations by
38 the use of symlinks.
40 Note that some configuration can be controlled on per-repository rather than
41 gitweb-wide basis: see "Per-repository gitweb configuration" subsection on
42 linkgit:gitweb[1] manpage.
46 ----------
47 Gitweb reads configuration data from the following sources in the
48 following order:
50 * built-in values (some set during build stage),
52 * common system-wide configuration file (defaults to
53 '/etc/gitweb-common.conf'),
55 * either per-instance configuration file (defaults to 'gitweb_config.perl'
56 in the same directory as the installed gitweb), or if it does not exists
57 then fallback system-wide configuration file (defaults to '/etc/gitweb.conf').
59 Values obtained in later configuration files override values obtained earlier
60 in the above sequence.
62 Locations of the common system-wide configuration file, the fallback
63 system-wide configuration file and the per-instance configuration file
64 are defined at compile time using build-time Makefile configuration
65 variables, respectively `GITWEB_CONFIG_COMMON`, `GITWEB_CONFIG_SYSTEM`
68 You can also override locations of gitweb configuration files during
69 runtime by setting the following environment variables:
71 to a non-empty value.
74 The syntax of the configuration files is that of Perl, since these files are
75 handled by sourcing them as fragments of Perl code (the language that
76 gitweb itself is written in). Variables are typically set using the
77 `our` qualifier (as in "`our $variable = <value>;`") to avoid syntax
78 errors if a new version of gitweb no longer uses a variable and therefore
79 stops declaring it.
81 You can include other configuration file using read_config_file()
82 subroutine. For example, one might want to put gitweb configuration
83 related to access control for viewing repositories via Gitolite (one
84 of Git repository management tools) in a separate file, e.g. in
85 '/etc/gitweb-gitolite.conf'. To include it, put
87 --------------------------------------------------
88 read_config_file("/etc/gitweb-gitolite.conf");
89 --------------------------------------------------
91 somewhere in gitweb configuration file used, e.g. in per-installation
92 gitweb configuration file. Note that read_config_file() checks itself
93 that the file it reads exists, and does nothing if it is not found.
94 It also handles errors in included file.
97 The default configuration with no configuration file at all may work
98 perfectly well for some installations. Still, a configuration file is
99 useful for customizing or tweaking the behavior of gitweb in many ways, and
100 some optional features will not be present unless explicitly enabled using
101 the configurable `%features` variable (see also "Configuring gitweb
102 features" section below).
106 -----------------------
107 Some configuration variables have their default values (embedded in the CGI
108 script) set during building gitweb -- if that is the case, this fact is put
109 in their description. See gitweb's 'INSTALL' file for instructions on building
110 and installing gitweb.
113 Location of repositories
114 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
115 The configuration variables described below control how gitweb finds
116 Git repositories, and how repositories are displayed and accessed.
118 See also "Repositories" and later subsections in linkgit:gitweb[1] manpage.
120 $projectroot::
121 Absolute filesystem path which will be prepended to project path;
122 the path to repository is `$projectroot/$project`. Set to
123 `$GITWEB_PROJECTROOT` during installation. This variable has to be
124 set correctly for gitweb to find repositories.
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126 For example, if `$projectroot` is set to "/srv/git" by putting the following
127 in gitweb config file:
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129 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
130 our $projectroot = "/srv/git";
131 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
132 +
133 then
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135 ------------------------------------------------
137 ------------------------------------------------
138 +
139 and its path_info based equivalent
140 +
141 ------------------------------------------------
143 ------------------------------------------------
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145 will map to the path '/srv/git/foo/bar.git' on the filesystem.
147 $projects_list::
148 Name of a plain text file listing projects, or a name of directory
149 to be scanned for projects.
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151 Project list files should list one project per line, with each line
152 having the following format
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154 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
155 <URI-encoded filesystem path to repository> SP <URI-encoded repository owner>
156 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
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158 The default value of this variable is determined by the `GITWEB_LIST`
159 makefile variable at installation time. If this variable is empty, gitweb
160 will fall back to scanning the `$projectroot` directory for repositories.
162 $project_maxdepth::
163 If `$projects_list` variable is unset, gitweb will recursively
164 scan filesystem for Git repositories. The `$project_maxdepth`
165 is used to limit traversing depth, relative to `$projectroot`
166 (starting point); it means that directories which are further
167 from `$projectroot` than `$project_maxdepth` will be skipped.
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169 It is purely performance optimization, originally intended for MacOS X,
170 where recursive directory traversal is slow. Gitweb follows symbolic
171 links, but it detects cycles, ignoring any duplicate files and directories.
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173 The default value of this variable is determined by the build-time
174 configuration variable `GITWEB_PROJECT_MAXDEPTH`, which defaults to
175 2007.
177 $export_ok::
178 Show repository only if this file exists (in repository). Only
179 effective if this variable evaluates to true. Can be set when
180 building gitweb by setting `GITWEB_EXPORT_OK`. This path is
181 relative to `GIT_DIR`. git-daemon[1] uses 'git-daemon-export-ok',
182 unless started with `--export-all`. By default this variable is
183 not set, which means that this feature is turned off.
185 $export_auth_hook::
186 Function used to determine which repositories should be shown.
187 This subroutine should take one parameter, the full path to
188 a project, and if it returns true, that project will be included
189 in the projects list and can be accessed through gitweb as long
190 as it fulfills the other requirements described by $export_ok,
191 $projects_list, and $projects_maxdepth. Example:
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193 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
194 our $export_auth_hook = sub { return -e "$_[0]/git-daemon-export-ok"; };
195 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
196 +
197 though the above might be done by using `$export_ok` instead
198 +
199 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
200 our $export_ok = "git-daemon-export-ok";
201 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
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203 If not set (default), it means that this feature is disabled.
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205 See also more involved example in "Controlling access to Git repositories"
206 subsection on linkgit:gitweb[1] manpage.
208 $strict_export::
209 Only allow viewing of repositories also shown on the overview page.
210 This for example makes `$export_ok` file decide if repository is
211 available and not only if it is shown. If `$projects_list` points to
212 file with list of project, only those repositories listed would be
213 available for gitweb. Can be set during building gitweb via
214 `GITWEB_STRICT_EXPORT`. By default this variable is not set, which
215 means that you can directly access those repositories that are hidden
216 from projects list page (e.g. the are not listed in the $projects_list
217 file).
220 Finding files
221 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
222 The following configuration variables tell gitweb where to find files.
223 The values of these variables are paths on the filesystem.
225 $GIT::
226 Core git executable to use. By default set to `$GIT_BINDIR/git`, which
227 in turn is by default set to `$(bindir)/git`. If you use Git installed
228 from a binary package, you should usually set this to "/usr/bin/git".
229 This can just be "git" if your web server has a sensible PATH; from
230 security point of view it is better to use absolute path to git binary.
231 If you have multiple Git versions installed it can be used to choose
232 which one to use. Must be (correctly) set for gitweb to be able to
233 work.
235 $mimetypes_file::
236 File to use for (filename extension based) guessing of MIME types before
237 trying '/etc/mime.types'. *NOTE* that this path, if relative, is taken
238 as relative to the current Git repository, not to CGI script. If unset,
239 only '/etc/mime.types' is used (if present on filesystem). If no mimetypes
240 file is found, mimetype guessing based on extension of file is disabled.
241 Unset by default.
243 $highlight_bin::
244 Path to the highlight executable to use (it must be the one from
245[] due to assumptions about parameters and output).
246 By default set to 'highlight'; set it to full path to highlight
247 executable if it is not installed on your web server's PATH.
248 Note that 'highlight' feature must be set for gitweb to actually
249 use syntax highlighting.
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251 *NOTE*: for a file to be highlighted, its syntax type must be detected
252 and that syntax must be supported by "highlight". The default syntax
253 detection is minimal, and there are many supported syntax types with no
254 detection by default. There are three options for adding syntax
255 detection. The first and second priority are `%highlight_basename` and
256 `%highlight_ext`, which detect based on basename (the full filename, for
257 example "Makefile") and extension (for example "sh"). The keys of these
258 hashes are the basename and extension, respectively, and the value for a
259 given key is the name of the syntax to be passed via `--syntax <syntax>`
260 to "highlight". The last priority is the "highlight" configuration of
261 `Shebang` regular expressions to detect the language based on the first
262 line in the file, (for example, matching the line "#!/bin/bash"). See
263 the highlight documentation and the default config at
264 /etc/highlight/filetypes.conf for more details.
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266 For example if repositories you are hosting use "phtml" extension for
267 PHP files, and you want to have correct syntax-highlighting for those
268 files, you can add the following to gitweb configuration:
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270 ---------------------------------------------------------
271 our %highlight_ext;
272 $highlight_ext{'phtml'} = 'php';
273 ---------------------------------------------------------
276 Links and their targets
277 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
278 The configuration variables described below configure some of gitweb links:
279 their target and their look (text or image), and where to find page
280 prerequisites (stylesheet, favicon, images, scripts). Usually they are left
281 at their default values, with the possible exception of `@stylesheets`
282 variable.
284 @stylesheets::
285 List of URIs of stylesheets (relative to the base URI of a page). You
286 might specify more than one stylesheet, for example to use "gitweb.css"
287 as base with site specific modifications in a separate stylesheet
288 to make it easier to upgrade gitweb. For example, you can add
289 a `site` stylesheet by putting
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291 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
292 push @stylesheets, "gitweb-site.css";
293 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
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295 in the gitweb config file. Those values that are relative paths are
296 relative to base URI of gitweb.
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298 This list should contain the URI of gitweb's standard stylesheet. The default
299 URI of gitweb stylesheet can be set at build time using the `GITWEB_CSS`
300 makefile variable. Its default value is 'static/gitweb.css'
301 (or 'static/gitweb.min.css' if the `CSSMIN` variable is defined,
302 i.e. if CSS minifier is used during build).
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304 *Note*: there is also a legacy `$stylesheet` configuration variable, which was
305 used by older gitweb. If `$stylesheet` variable is defined, only CSS stylesheet
306 given by this variable is used by gitweb.
308 $logo::
309 Points to the location where you put 'git-logo.png' on your web
310 server, or to be more the generic URI of logo, 72x27 size). This image
311 is displayed in the top right corner of each gitweb page and used as
312 a logo for the Atom feed. Relative to the base URI of gitweb (as a path).
313 Can be adjusted when building gitweb using `GITWEB_LOGO` variable
314 By default set to 'static/git-logo.png'.
316 $favicon::
317 Points to the location where you put 'git-favicon.png' on your web
318 server, or to be more the generic URI of favicon, which will be served
319 as "image/png" type. Web browsers that support favicons (website icons)
320 may display them in the browser's URL bar and next to the site name in
321 bookmarks. Relative to the base URI of gitweb. Can be adjusted at
322 build time using `GITWEB_FAVICON` variable.
323 By default set to 'static/git-favicon.png'.
325 $javascript::
326 Points to the location where you put 'gitweb.js' on your web server,
327 or to be more generic the URI of JavaScript code used by gitweb.
328 Relative to the base URI of gitweb. Can be set at build time using
329 the `GITWEB_JS` build-time configuration variable.
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331 The default value is either 'static/gitweb.js', or 'static/gitweb.min.js' if
332 the `JSMIN` build variable was defined, i.e. if JavaScript minifier was used
333 at build time. *Note* that this single file is generated from multiple
334 individual JavaScript "modules".
336 $home_link::
337 Target of the home link on the top of all pages (the first part of view
338 "breadcrumbs"). By default it is set to the absolute URI of a current page
339 (to the value of `$my_uri` variable, or to "/" if `$my_uri` is undefined
340 or is an empty string).
342 $home_link_str::
343 Label for the "home link" at the top of all pages, leading to `$home_link`
344 (usually the main gitweb page, which contains the projects list). It is
345 used as the first component of gitweb's "breadcrumb trail":
346 `<home link> / <project> / <action>`. Can be set at build time using
347 the `GITWEB_HOME_LINK_STR` variable. By default it is set to "projects",
348 as this link leads to the list of projects. Another popular choice is to
349 set it to the name of site. Note that it is treated as raw HTML so it
350 should not be set from untrusted sources.
352 @extra_breadcrumbs::
353 Additional links to be added to the start of the breadcrumb trail before
354 the home link, to pages that are logically "above" the gitweb projects
355 list, such as the organization and department which host the gitweb
356 server. Each element of the list is a reference to an array, in which
357 element 0 is the link text (equivalent to `$home_link_str`) and element
358 1 is the target URL (equivalent to `$home_link`).
359 +
360 For example, the following setting produces a breadcrumb trail like
361 "home / dev / projects / ..." where "projects" is the home link.
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363 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
364 our @extra_breadcrumbs = (
365 [ 'home' => '' ],
366 [ 'dev' => '' ],
367 );
368 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
370 $logo_url::
371 $logo_label::
372 URI and label (title) for the Git logo link (or your site logo,
373 if you chose to use different logo image). By default, these both
374 refer to Git homepage,[]; in the past, they pointed
375 to Git documentation at[].
378 Changing gitweb's look
379 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
380 You can adjust how pages generated by gitweb look using the variables described
381 below. You can change the site name, add common headers and footers for all
382 pages, and add a description of this gitweb installation on its main page
383 (which is the projects list page), etc.
385 $site_name::
386 Name of your site or organization, to appear in page titles. Set it
387 to something descriptive for clearer bookmarks etc. If this variable
388 is not set or is, then gitweb uses the value of the `SERVER_NAME`
389 `CGI` environment variable, setting site name to "$SERVER_NAME Git",
390 or "Untitled Git" if this variable is not set (e.g. if running gitweb
391 as standalone script).
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393 Can be set using the `GITWEB_SITENAME` at build time. Unset by default.
395 $site_html_head_string::
396 HTML snippet to be included in the <head> section of each page.
397 Can be set using `GITWEB_SITE_HTML_HEAD_STRING` at build time.
398 No default value.
400 $site_header::
401 Name of a file with HTML to be included at the top of each page.
402 Relative to the directory containing the 'gitweb.cgi' script.
403 Can be set using `GITWEB_SITE_HEADER` at build time. No default
404 value.
406 $site_footer::
407 Name of a file with HTML to be included at the bottom of each page.
408 Relative to the directory containing the 'gitweb.cgi' script.
409 Can be set using `GITWEB_SITE_FOOTER` at build time. No default
410 value.
412 $home_text::
413 Name of a HTML file which, if it exists, is included on the
414 gitweb projects overview page ("projects_list" view). Relative to
415 the directory containing the gitweb.cgi script. Default value
416 can be adjusted during build time using `GITWEB_HOMETEXT` variable.
417 By default set to 'indextext.html'.
419 $projects_list_description_width::
420 The width (in characters) of the "Description" column of the projects list.
421 Longer descriptions will be truncated (trying to cut at word boundary);
422 the full description is available in the 'title' attribute (usually shown on
423 mouseover). The default is 25, which might be too small if you
424 use long project descriptions.
426 $default_projects_order::
427 Default value of ordering of projects on projects list page, which
428 means the ordering used if you don't explicitly sort projects list
429 (if there is no "o" CGI query parameter in the URL). Valid values
430 are "none" (unsorted), "project" (projects are by project name,
431 i.e. path to repository relative to `$projectroot`), "descr"
432 (project description), "owner", and "age" (by date of most current
433 commit).
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435 Default value is "project". Unknown value means unsorted.
438 Changing gitweb's behavior
439 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
440 These configuration variables control _internal_ gitweb behavior.
442 $default_blob_plain_mimetype::
443 Default mimetype for the blob_plain (raw) view, if mimetype checking
444 doesn't result in some other type; by default "text/plain".
445 Gitweb guesses mimetype of a file to display based on extension
446 of its filename, using `$mimetypes_file` (if set and file exists)
447 and '/etc/mime.types' files (see *mime.types*(5) manpage; only
448 filename extension rules are supported by gitweb).
450 $default_text_plain_charset::
451 Default charset for text files. If this is not set, the web server
452 configuration will be used. Unset by default.
454 $fallback_encoding::
455 Gitweb assumes this charset when a line contains non-UTF-8 characters.
456 The fallback decoding is used without error checking, so it can be even
457 "utf-8". The value must be a valid encoding; see the *Encoding::Supported*(3pm)
458 man page for a list. The default is "latin1", aka. "iso-8859-1".
460 @diff_opts::
461 Rename detection options for git-diff and git-diff-tree. The default is
462 (\'-M'); set it to (\'-C') or (\'-C', \'-C') to also detect copies,
463 or set it to () i.e. empty list if you don't want to have renames
464 detection.
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466 *Note* that rename and especially copy detection can be quite
467 CPU-intensive. Note also that non Git tools can have problems with
468 patches generated with options mentioned above, especially when they
469 involve file copies (\'-C') or criss-cross renames (\'-B').
472 Some optional features and policies
473 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
474 Most of features are configured via `%feature` hash; however some of extra
475 gitweb features can be turned on and configured using variables described
476 below. This list beside configuration variables that control how gitweb
477 looks does contain variables configuring administrative side of gitweb
478 (e.g. cross-site scripting prevention; admittedly this as side effect
479 affects how "summary" pages look like, or load limiting).
481 @git_base_url_list::
482 List of Git base URLs. These URLs are used to generate URLs
483 describing from where to fetch a project, which are shown on
484 project summary page. The full fetch URL is "`$git_base_url/$project`",
485 for each element of this list. You can set up multiple base URLs
486 (for example one for `git://` protocol, and one for `http://`
487 protocol).
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489 Note that per repository configuration can be set in '$GIT_DIR/cloneurl'
490 file, or as values of multi-value `gitweb.url` configuration variable in
491 project config. Per-repository configuration takes precedence over value
492 composed from `@git_base_url_list` elements and project name.
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494 You can setup one single value (single entry/item in this list) at build
495 time by setting the `GITWEB_BASE_URL` build-time configuration variable.
496 By default it is set to (), i.e. an empty list. This means that gitweb
497 would not try to create project URL (to fetch) from project name.
499 $projects_list_group_categories::
500 Whether to enable the grouping of projects by category on the project
501 list page. The category of a project is determined by the
502 `$GIT_DIR/category` file or the `gitweb.category` variable in each
503 repository's configuration. Disabled by default (set to 0).
505 $project_list_default_category::
506 Default category for projects for which none is specified. If this is
507 set to the empty string, such projects will remain uncategorized and
508 listed at the top, above categorized projects. Used only if project
509 categories are enabled, which means if `$projects_list_group_categories`
510 is true. By default set to "" (empty string).
512 $prevent_xss::
513 If true, some gitweb features are disabled to prevent content in
514 repositories from launching cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks. Set this
515 to true if you don't trust the content of your repositories.
516 False by default (set to 0).
518 $maxload::
519 Used to set the maximum load that we will still respond to gitweb queries.
520 If the server load exceeds this value then gitweb will return
521 "503 Service Unavailable" error. The server load is taken to be 0
522 if gitweb cannot determine its value. Currently it works only on Linux,
523 where it uses '/proc/loadavg'; the load there is the number of active
524 tasks on the system -- processes that are actually running -- averaged
525 over the last minute.
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527 Set `$maxload` to undefined value (`undef`) to turn this feature off.
528 The default value is 300.
530 $omit_age_column::
531 If true, omit the column with date of the most current commit on the
532 projects list page. It can save a bit of I/O and a fork per repository.
534 $omit_owner::
535 If true prevents displaying information about repository owner.
537 $per_request_config::
538 If this is set to code reference, it will be run once for each request.
539 You can set parts of configuration that change per session this way.
540 For example, one might use the following code in a gitweb configuration
541 file
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543 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
544 our $per_request_config = sub {
545 $ENV{GL_USER} = $cgi->remote_user || "gitweb";
546 };
547 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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549 If `$per_request_config` is not a code reference, it is interpreted as boolean
550 value. If it is true gitweb will process config files once per request,
551 and if it is false gitweb will process config files only once, each time it
552 is executed. True by default (set to 1).
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554 *NOTE*: `$my_url`, `$my_uri`, and `$base_url` are overwritten with their default
555 values before every request, so if you want to change them, be sure to set
556 this variable to true or a code reference effecting the desired changes.
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558 This variable matters only when using persistent web environments that
559 serve multiple requests using single gitweb instance, like mod_perl,
560 FastCGI or Plackup.
563 Other variables
564 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
565 Usually you should not need to change (adjust) any of configuration
566 variables described below; they should be automatically set by gitweb to
567 correct value.
570 $version::
571 Gitweb version, set automatically when creating gitweb.cgi from
572 gitweb.perl. You might want to modify it if you are running modified
573 gitweb, for example
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575 ---------------------------------------------------
576 our $version .= " with caching";
577 ---------------------------------------------------
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579 if you run modified version of gitweb with caching support. This variable
580 is purely informational, used e.g. in the "generator" meta header in HTML
581 header.
583 $my_url::
584 $my_uri::
585 Full URL and absolute URL of the gitweb script;
586 in earlier versions of gitweb you might have need to set those
587 variables, but now there should be no need to do it. See
588 `$per_request_config` if you need to set them still.
590 $base_url::
591 Base URL for relative URLs in pages generated by gitweb,
592 (e.g. `$logo`, `$favicon`, `@stylesheets` if they are relative URLs),
593 needed and used '<base href="$base_url">' only for URLs with nonempty
594 PATH_INFO. Usually gitweb sets its value correctly,
595 and there is no need to set this variable, e.g. to $my_uri or "/".
596 See `$per_request_config` if you need to override it anyway.
600 ---------------------------
601 Many gitweb features can be enabled (or disabled) and configured using the
602 `%feature` hash. Names of gitweb features are keys of this hash.
604 Each `%feature` hash element is a hash reference and has the following
605 structure:
606 ----------------------------------------------------------------------
607 "<feature_name>" => {
608 "sub" => <feature-sub (subroutine)>,
609 "override" => <allow-override (boolean)>,
610 "default" => [ <options>... ]
611 },
612 ----------------------------------------------------------------------
613 Some features cannot be overridden per project. For those
614 features the structure of appropriate `%feature` hash element has a simpler
615 form:
616 ----------------------------------------------------------------------
617 "<feature_name>" => {
618 "override" => 0,
619 "default" => [ <options>... ]
620 },
621 ----------------------------------------------------------------------
622 As one can see it lacks the \'sub' element.
624 The meaning of each part of feature configuration is described
625 below:
627 default::
628 List (array reference) of feature parameters (if there are any),
629 used also to toggle (enable or disable) given feature.
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631 Note that it is currently *always* an array reference, even if
632 feature doesn't accept any configuration parameters, and \'default'
633 is used only to turn it on or off. In such case you turn feature on
634 by setting this element to `[1]`, and torn it off by setting it to
635 `[0]`. See also the passage about the "blame" feature in the "Examples"
636 section.
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638 To disable features that accept parameters (are configurable), you
639 need to set this element to empty list i.e. `[]`.
641 override::
642 If this field has a true value then the given feature is
643 overridable, which means that it can be configured
644 (or enabled/disabled) on a per-repository basis.
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646 Usually given "<feature>" is configurable via the `gitweb.<feature>`
647 config variable in the per-repository Git configuration file.
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649 *Note* that no feature is overridable by default.
651 sub::
652 Internal detail of implementation. What is important is that
653 if this field is not present then per-repository override for
654 given feature is not supported.
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656 You wouldn't need to ever change it in gitweb config file.
659 Features in `%feature`
660 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
661 The gitweb features that are configurable via `%feature` hash are listed
662 below. This should be a complete list, but ultimately the authoritative
663 and complete list is in gitweb.cgi source code, with features described
664 in the comments.
666 blame::
667 Enable the "blame" and "blame_incremental" blob views, showing for
668 each line the last commit that modified it; see linkgit:git-blame[1].
669 This can be very CPU-intensive and is therefore disabled by default.
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671 This feature can be configured on a per-repository basis via
672 repository's `gitweb.blame` configuration variable (boolean).
674 snapshot::
675 Enable and configure the "snapshot" action, which allows user to
676 download a compressed archive of any tree or commit, as produced
677 by linkgit:git-archive[1] and possibly additionally compressed.
678 This can potentially generate high traffic if you have large project.
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680 The value of \'default' is a list of names of snapshot formats,
681 defined in `%known_snapshot_formats` hash, that you wish to offer.
682 Supported formats include "tgz", "tbz2", "txz" (gzip/bzip2/xz
683 compressed tar archive) and "zip"; please consult gitweb sources for
684 a definitive list. By default only "tgz" is offered.
685 +
686 This feature can be configured on a per-repository basis via
687 repository's `gitweb.snapshot` configuration variable, which contains
688 a comma separated list of formats or "none" to disable snapshots.
689 Unknown values are ignored.
691 grep::
692 Enable grep search, which lists the files in currently selected
693 tree (directory) containing the given string; see linkgit:git-grep[1].
694 This can be potentially CPU-intensive, of course. Enabled by default.
695 +
696 This feature can be configured on a per-repository basis via
697 repository's `gitweb.grep` configuration variable (boolean).
699 pickaxe::
700 Enable the so called pickaxe search, which will list the commits
701 that introduced or removed a given string in a file. This can be
702 practical and quite faster alternative to "blame" action, but it is
703 still potentially CPU-intensive. Enabled by default.
704 +
705 The pickaxe search is described in linkgit:git-log[1] (the
706 description of `-S<string>` option, which refers to pickaxe entry in
707 linkgit:gitdiffcore[7] for more details).
708 +
709 This feature can be configured on a per-repository basis by setting
710 repository's `gitweb.pickaxe` configuration variable (boolean).
712 show-sizes::
713 Enable showing size of blobs (ordinary files) in a "tree" view, in a
714 separate column, similar to what `ls -l` does; see description of
715 `-l` option in linkgit:git-ls-tree[1] manpage. This costs a bit of
716 I/O. Enabled by default.
717 +
718 This feature can be configured on a per-repository basis via
719 repository's `gitweb.showSizes` configuration variable (boolean).
721 patches::
722 Enable and configure "patches" view, which displays list of commits in email
723 (plain text) output format; see also linkgit:git-format-patch[1].
724 The value is the maximum number of patches in a patchset generated
725 in "patches" view. Set the 'default' field to a list containing single
726 item of or to an empty list to disable patch view, or to a list
727 containing a single negative number to remove any limit.
728 Default value is 16.
729 +
730 This feature can be configured on a per-repository basis via
731 repository's `gitweb.patches` configuration variable (integer).
733 avatar::
734 Avatar support. When this feature is enabled, views such as
735 "shortlog" or "commit" will display an avatar associated with
736 the email of each committer and author.
737 +
738 Currently available providers are *"gravatar"* and *"picon"*.
739 Only one provider at a time can be selected ('default' is one element list).
740 If an unknown provider is specified, the feature is disabled.
741 *Note* that some providers might require extra Perl packages to be
742 installed; see 'gitweb/INSTALL' for more details.
743 +
744 This feature can be configured on a per-repository basis via
745 repository's `gitweb.avatar` configuration variable.
746 +
747 See also `%avatar_size` with pixel sizes for icons and avatars
748 ("default" is used for one-line like "log" and "shortlog", "double"
749 is used for two-line like "commit", "commitdiff" or "tag"). If the
750 default font sizes or lineheights are changed (e.g. via adding extra
751 CSS stylesheet in `@stylesheets`), it may be appropriate to change
752 these values.
754 highlight::
755 Server-side syntax highlight support in "blob" view. It requires
756 `$highlight_bin` program to be available (see the description of
757 this variable in the "Configuration variables" section above),
758 and therefore is disabled by default.
759 +
760 This feature can be configured on a per-repository basis via
761 repository's `gitweb.highlight` configuration variable (boolean).
763 remote_heads::
764 Enable displaying remote heads (remote-tracking branches) in the "heads"
765 list. In most cases the list of remote-tracking branches is an
766 unnecessary internal private detail, and this feature is therefore
767 disabled by default. linkgit:git-instaweb[1], which is usually used
768 to browse local repositories, enables and uses this feature.
769 +
770 This feature can be configured on a per-repository basis via
771 repository's `gitweb.remote_heads` configuration variable (boolean).
774 The remaining features cannot be overridden on a per project basis.
776 search::
777 Enable text search, which will list the commits which match author,
778 committer or commit text to a given string; see the description of
779 `--author`, `--committer` and `--grep` options in linkgit:git-log[1]
780 manpage. Enabled by default.
781 +
782 Project specific override is not supported.
784 forks::
785 If this feature is enabled, gitweb considers projects in
786 subdirectories of project root (basename) to be forks of existing
787 projects. For each project +$projname.git+, projects in the
788 +$projname/+ directory and its subdirectories will not be
789 shown in the main projects list. Instead, a \'\+' mark is shown
790 next to +$projname+, which links to a "forks" view that lists all
791 the forks (all projects in +$projname/+ subdirectory). Additionally
792 a "forks" view for a project is linked from project summary page.
793 +
794 If the project list is taken from a file (+$projects_list+ points to a
795 file), forks are only recognized if they are listed after the main project
796 in that file.
797 +
798 Project specific override is not supported.
800 actions::
801 Insert custom links to the action bar of all project pages. This
802 allows you to link to third-party scripts integrating into gitweb.
803 +
804 The "default" value consists of a list of triplets in the form
805 `("<label>", "<link>", "<position>")` where "position" is the label
806 after which to insert the link, "link" is a format string where `%n`
807 expands to the project name, `%f` to the project path within the
808 filesystem (i.e. "$projectroot/$project"), `%h` to the current hash
809 (\'h' gitweb parameter) and `%b` to the current hash base
810 (\'hb' gitweb parameter); `%%` expands to \'%'.
811 +
812 For example, at the time this page was written, the[]
813 Git hosting site set it to the following to enable graphical log
814 (using the third party tool *git-browser*):
815 +
816 ----------------------------------------------------------------------
817 $feature{'actions'}{'default'} =
818 [ ('graphiclog', '/git-browser/by-commit.html?r=%n', 'summary')];
819 ----------------------------------------------------------------------
820 +
821 This adds a link titled "graphiclog" after the "summary" link, leading to
822 `git-browser` script, passing `r=<project>` as a query parameter.
823 +
824 Project specific override is not supported.
826 timed::
827 Enable displaying how much time and how many Git commands it took to
828 generate and display each page in the page footer (at the bottom of
829 page). For example the footer might contain: "This page took 6.53325
830 seconds and 13 Git commands to generate." Disabled by default.
831 +
832 Project specific override is not supported.
834 javascript-timezone::
835 Enable and configure the ability to change a common time zone for dates
836 in gitweb output via JavaScript. Dates in gitweb output include
837 authordate and committerdate in "commit", "commitdiff" and "log"
838 views, and taggerdate in "tag" view. Enabled by default.
839 +
840 The value is a list of three values: a default time zone (for if the client
841 hasn't selected some other time zone and saved it in a cookie), a name of cookie
842 where to store selected time zone, and a CSS class used to mark up
843 dates for manipulation. If you want to turn this feature off, set "default"
844 to empty list: `[]`.
845 +
846 Typical gitweb config files will only change starting (default) time zone,
847 and leave other elements at their default values:
848 +
849 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
850 $feature{'javascript-timezone'}{'default'}[0] = "utc";
851 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
852 +
853 The example configuration presented here is guaranteed to be backwards
854 and forward compatible.
855 +
856 Time zone values can be "local" (for local time zone that browser uses), "utc"
857 (what gitweb uses when JavaScript or this feature is disabled), or numerical
858 time zones in the form of "+/-HHMM", such as "+0200".
859 +
860 Project specific override is not supported.
862 extra-branch-refs::
863 List of additional directories under "refs" which are going to
864 be used as branch refs. For example if you have a gerrit setup
865 where all branches under refs/heads/ are official,
866 push-after-review ones and branches under refs/sandbox/,
867 refs/wip and refs/other are user ones where permissions are
868 much wider, then you might want to set this variable as
869 follows:
870 +
871 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
872 $feature{'extra-branch-refs'}{'default'} =
873 ['sandbox', 'wip', 'other'];
874 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
875 +
876 This feature can be configured on per-repository basis after setting
877 $feature{'extra-branch-refs'}{'override'} to true, via repository's
878 `gitweb.extraBranchRefs` configuration variable, which contains a
879 space separated list of refs. An example:
880 +
881 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
882 [gitweb]
883 extraBranchRefs = sandbox wip other
884 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
885 +
886 The gitweb.extraBranchRefs is actually a multi-valued configuration
887 variable, so following example is also correct and the result is the
888 same as of the snippet above:
889 +
890 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
891 [gitweb]
892 extraBranchRefs = sandbox
893 extraBranchRefs = wip other
894 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
895 +
896 It is an error to specify a ref that does not pass "git check-ref-format"
897 scrutiny. Duplicated values are filtered.
901 --------
903 To enable blame, pickaxe search, and snapshot support (allowing "tar.gz" and
904 "zip" snapshots), while allowing individual projects to turn them off, put
905 the following in your GITWEB_CONFIG file:
907 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
908 $feature{'blame'}{'default'} = [1];
909 $feature{'blame'}{'override'} = 1;
911 $feature{'pickaxe'}{'default'} = [1];
912 $feature{'pickaxe'}{'override'} = 1;
914 $feature{'snapshot'}{'default'} = ['zip', 'tgz'];
915 $feature{'snapshot'}{'override'} = 1;
916 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
918 If you allow overriding for the snapshot feature, you can specify which
919 snapshot formats are globally disabled. You can also add any command-line
920 options you want (such as setting the compression level). For instance, you
921 can disable Zip compressed snapshots and set *gzip*(1) to run at level 6 by
922 adding the following lines to your gitweb configuration file:
924 $known_snapshot_formats{'zip'}{'disabled'} = 1;
925 $known_snapshot_formats{'tgz'}{'compressor'} = ['gzip','-6'];
927 BUGS
928 ----
929 Debugging would be easier if the fallback configuration file
930 (`/etc/gitweb.conf`) and environment variable to override its location
931 ('GITWEB_CONFIG_SYSTEM') had names reflecting their "fallback" role.
932 The current names are kept to avoid breaking working setups.
935 -----------
936 The location of per-instance and system-wide configuration files can be
937 overridden using the following environment variables:
940 Sets location of per-instance configuration file.
942 Sets location of fallback system-wide configuration file.
943 This file is read only if per-instance one does not exist.
945 Sets location of common system-wide configuration file.
949 -----
950 gitweb_config.perl::
951 This is default name of per-instance configuration file. The
952 format of this file is described above.
953 /etc/gitweb.conf::
954 This is default name of fallback system-wide configuration
955 file. This file is used only if per-instance configuration
956 variable is not found.
957 /etc/gitweb-common.conf::
958 This is default name of common system-wide configuration
959 file.
963 --------
964 linkgit:gitweb[1], linkgit:git-instaweb[1]
966 'gitweb/README', 'gitweb/INSTALL'
968 GIT
969 ---
970 Part of the linkgit:git[1] suite