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          gitweb.conf - Gitweb (Git web interface) configuration file

          /etc/gitweb.conf, /etc/gitweb-common.conf,

          The gitweb CGI script for viewing Git repositories over the
          web uses a perl script fragment as its configuration file.
          You can set variables using "our $variable = value"; text
          from a "#" character until the end of a line is ignored. See
          perlsyn(1) for details.

          An example:

              # gitweb configuration file for
              our $projectroot = "/srv/git"; # FHS recommendation
              our $site_name = ' >> Repos';

          The configuration file is used to override the default
          settings that were built into gitweb at the time the
          gitweb.cgi script was generated.

          While one could just alter the configuration settings in the
          gitweb CGI itself, those changes would be lost upon upgrade.
          Configuration settings might also be placed into a file in
          the same directory as the CGI script with the default name
          gitweb_config.perl - allowing one to have multiple gitweb
          instances with different configurations by the use of

          Note that some configuration can be controlled on
          per-repository rather than gitweb-wide basis: see
          "Per-repository gitweb configuration" subsection on
          gitweb(1) manpage.

          Gitweb reads configuration data from the following sources
          in the following order:

          +o   built-in values (some set during build stage),

          +o   common system-wide configuration file (defaults to

          +o   either per-instance configuration file (defaults to
              gitweb_config.perl in the same directory as the

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              installed gitweb), or if it does not exists then
              fallback system-wide configuration file (defaults to

          Values obtained in later configuration files override values
          obtained earlier in the above sequence.

          Locations of the common system-wide configuration file, the
          fallback system-wide configuration file and the per-instance
          configuration file are defined at compile time using
          build-time Makefile configuration variables, respectively

          You can also override locations of gitweb configuration
          files during runtime by setting the following environment
          GITWEB_CONFIG to a non-empty value.

          The syntax of the configuration files is that of Perl, since
          these files are handled by sourcing them as fragments of
          Perl code (the language that gitweb itself is written in).
          Variables are typically set using the our qualifier (as in
          "our $variable = <value>;") to avoid syntax errors if a new
          version of gitweb no longer uses a variable and therefore
          stops declaring it.

          You can include other configuration file using
          read_config_file() subroutine. For example, one might want
          to put gitweb configuration related to access control for
          viewing repositories via Gitolite (one of Git repository
          management tools) in a separate file, e.g. in
          /etc/gitweb-gitolite.conf. To include it, put


          somewhere in gitweb configuration file used, e.g. in
          per-installation gitweb configuration file. Note that
          read_config_file() checks itself that the file it reads
          exists, and does nothing if it is not found. It also handles
          errors in included file.

          The default configuration with no configuration file at all
          may work perfectly well for some installations. Still, a
          configuration file is useful for customizing or tweaking the
          behavior of gitweb in many ways, and some optional features
          will not be present unless explicitly enabled using the
          configurable %features variable (see also "Configuring
          gitweb features" section below).


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          Some configuration variables have their default values
          (embedded in the CGI script) set during building gitweb - if
          that is the case, this fact is put in their description. See
          gitwebcqs INSTALL file for instructions on building and
          installing gitweb.

        Location of repositories
          The configuration variables described below control how
          gitweb finds Git repositories, and how repositories are
          displayed and accessed.

          See also "Repositories" and later subsections in gitweb(1)

              Absolute filesystem path which will be prepended to
              project path; the path to repository is
              $projectroot/$project. Set to $GITWEB_PROJECTROOT during
              installation. This variable has to be set correctly for
              gitweb to find repositories.

              For example, if $projectroot is set to "/srv/git" by
              putting the following in gitweb config file:

                  our $projectroot = "/srv/git";



              and its path_info based equivalent


              will map to the path /srv/git/foo/bar.git on the

              Name of a plain text file listing projects, or a name of
              directory to be scanned for projects.

              Project list files should list one project per line,
              with each line having the following format

                  <URI-encoded filesystem path to repository> SP <URI-encoded repository owner>

              The default value of this variable is determined by the
              GITWEB_LIST makefile variable at installation time. If
              this variable is empty, gitweb will fall back to
              scanning the $projectroot directory for repositories.


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              If $projects_list variable is unset, gitweb will
              recursively scan filesystem for Git repositories. The
              $project_maxdepth is used to limit traversing depth,
              relative to $projectroot (starting point); it means that
              directories which are further from $projectroot than
              $project_maxdepth will be skipped.

              It is purely performance optimization, originally
              intended for MacOS X, where recursive directory
              traversal is slow. Gitweb follows symbolic links, but it
              detects cycles, ignoring any duplicate files and

              The default value of this variable is determined by the
              build-time configuration variable
              GITWEB_PROJECT_MAXDEPTH, which defaults to 2007.

              Show repository only if this file exists (in
              repository). Only effective if this variable evaluates
              to true. Can be set when building gitweb by setting
              GITWEB_EXPORT_OK. This path is relative to GIT_DIR.
              git-daemon[1] uses git-daemon-export-ok, unless started
              with --export-all. By default this variable is not set,
              which means that this feature is turned off.

              Function used to determine which repositories should be
              shown. This subroutine should take one parameter, the
              full path to a project, and if it returns true, that
              project will be included in the projects list and can be
              accessed through gitweb as long as it fulfills the other
              requirements described by $export_ok, $projects_list,
              and $projects_maxdepth. Example:

                  our $export_auth_hook = sub { return -e "$_[0]/git-daemon-export-ok"; };

              though the above might be done by using $export_ok

                  our $export_ok = "git-daemon-export-ok";

              If not set (default), it means that this feature is

              See also more involved example in "Controlling access to
              Git repositories" subsection on gitweb(1) manpage.

              Only allow viewing of repositories also shown on the
              overview page. This for example makes $export_ok file
              decide if repository is available and not only if it is

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              shown. If $projects_list points to file with list of
              project, only those repositories listed would be
              available for gitweb. Can be set during building gitweb
              via GITWEB_STRICT_EXPORT. By default this variable is
              not set, which means that you can directly access those
              repositories that are hidden from projects list page
              (e.g. the are not listed in the $projects_list file).

        Finding files
          The following configuration variables tell gitweb where to
          find files. The values of these variables are paths on the

              Core git executable to use. By default set to
              $GIT_BINDIR/git, which in turn is by default set to
              $(bindir)/git. If you use Git installed from a binary
              package, you should usually set this to "/usr/bin/git".
              This can just be "git" if your web server has a sensible
              PATH; from security point of view it is better to use
              absolute path to git binary. If you have multiple Git
              versions installed it can be used to choose which one to
              use. Must be (correctly) set for gitweb to be able to

              File to use for (filename extension based) guessing of
              MIME types before trying /etc/mime.types.  NOTE that
              this path, if relative, is taken as relative to the
              current Git repository, not to CGI script. If unset,
              only /etc/mime.types is used (if present on filesystem).
              If no mimetypes file is found, mimetype guessing based
              on extension of file is disabled. Unset by default.

              Path to the highlight executable to use (it must be the
              one from m[blue]http://www.andre-simon.dem[] due to
              assumptions about parameters and output). By default set
              to highlight; set it to full path to highlight
              executable if it is not installed on your web servercqs
              PATH. Note that highlight feature must be set for gitweb
              to actually use syntax highlighting.

              NOTE: for a file to be highlighted, its syntax type must
              be detected and that syntax must be supported by
              "highlight". The default syntax detection is minimal,
              and there are many supported syntax types with no
              detection by default. There are three options for adding
              syntax detection. The first and second priority are
              %highlight_basename and %highlight_ext, which detect
              based on basename (the full filename, for example
              "Makefile") and extension (for example "sh"). The keys

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              of these hashes are the basename and extension,
              respectively, and the value for a given key is the name
              of the syntax to be passed via --syntax <syntax> to
              "highlight". The last priority is the "highlight"
              configuration of Shebang regular expressions to detect
              the language based on the first line in the file, (for
              example, matching the line "#!/bin/bash"). See the
              highlight documentation and the default config at
              /etc/highlight/filetypes.conf for more details.

              For example if repositories you are hosting use "phtml"
              extension for PHP files, and you want to have correct
              syntax-highlighting for those files, you can add the
              following to gitweb configuration:

                  our %highlight_ext;
                  $highlight_ext{'phtml'} = 'php';

        Links and their targets
          The configuration variables described below configure some
          of gitweb links: their target and their look (text or
          image), and where to find page prerequisites (stylesheet,
          favicon, images, scripts). Usually they are left at their
          default values, with the possible exception of @stylesheets

              List of URIs of stylesheets (relative to the base URI of
              a page). You might specify more than one stylesheet, for
              example to use "gitweb.css" as base with site specific
              modifications in a separate stylesheet to make it easier
              to upgrade gitweb. For example, you can add a site
              stylesheet by putting

                  push @stylesheets, "gitweb-site.css";

              in the gitweb config file. Those values that are
              relative paths are relative to base URI of gitweb.

              This list should contain the URI of gitwebcqs standard
              stylesheet. The default URI of gitweb stylesheet can be
              set at build time using the GITWEB_CSS makefile
              variable. Its default value is static/gitweb.css (or
              static/gitweb.min.css if the CSSMIN variable is defined,
              i.e. if CSS minifier is used during build).

              Note: there is also a legacy $stylesheet configuration
              variable, which was used by older gitweb. If $stylesheet
              variable is defined, only CSS stylesheet given by this
              variable is used by gitweb.

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              Points to the location where you put git-logo.png on
              your web server, or to be more the generic URI of logo,
              72x27 size). This image is displayed in the top right
              corner of each gitweb page and used as a logo for the
              Atom feed. Relative to the base URI of gitweb (as a
              path). Can be adjusted when building gitweb using
              GITWEB_LOGO variable By default set to

              Points to the location where you put git-favicon.png on
              your web server, or to be more the generic URI of
              favicon, which will be served as "image/png" type. Web
              browsers that support favicons (website icons) may
              display them in the browsercqs URL bar and next to the
              site name in bookmarks. Relative to the base URI of
              gitweb. Can be adjusted at build time using
              GITWEB_FAVICON variable. By default set to

              Points to the location where you put gitweb.js on your
              web server, or to be more generic the URI of JavaScript
              code used by gitweb. Relative to the base URI of gitweb.
              Can be set at build time using the GITWEB_JS build-time
              configuration variable.

              The default value is either static/gitweb.js, or
              static/gitweb.min.js if the JSMIN build variable was
              defined, i.e. if JavaScript minifier was used at build
              time.  Note that this single file is generated from
              multiple individual JavaScript "modules".

              Target of the home link on the top of all pages (the
              first part of view "breadcrumbs"). By default it is set
              to the absolute URI of a current page (to the value of
              $my_uri variable, or to "/" if $my_uri is undefined or
              is an empty string).

              Label for the "home link" at the top of all pages,
              leading to $home_link (usually the main gitweb page,
              which contains the projects list). It is used as the
              first component of gitwebcqs "breadcrumb trail": <home
              link> / <project> / <action>. Can be set at build time
              using the GITWEB_HOME_LINK_STR variable. By default it
              is set to "projects", as this link leads to the list of
              projects. Another popular choice is to set it to the
              name of site. Note that it is treated as raw HTML so it
              should not be set from untrusted sources.

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              Additional links to be added to the start of the
              breadcrumb trail before the home link, to pages that are
              logically "above" the gitweb projects list, such as the
              organization and department which host the gitweb
              server. Each element of the list is a reference to an
              array, in which element 0 is the link text (equivalent
              to $home_link_str) and element 1 is the target URL
              (equivalent to $home_link).

              For example, the following setting produces a breadcrumb
              trail like "home / dev / projects / ..." where
              "projects" is the home link.

                      our @extra_breadcrumbs = (
                        [ 'home' => '' ],
                        [ 'dev'  => '' ],

          $logo_url, $logo_label
              URI and label (title) for the Git logo link (or your
              site logo, if you chose to use different logo image). By
              default, these both refer to Git homepage,
              m[blue]https://git-scm.comm[]; in the past, they pointed
              to Git documentation at

        Changing gitwebcqs look
          You can adjust how pages generated by gitweb look using the
          variables described below. You can change the site name, add
          common headers and footers for all pages, and add a
          description of this gitweb installation on its main page
          (which is the projects list page), etc.

              Name of your site or organization, to appear in page
              titles. Set it to something descriptive for clearer
              bookmarks etc. If this variable is not set or is, then
              gitweb uses the value of the SERVER_NAME CGI environment
              variable, setting site name to "$SERVER_NAME Git", or
              "Untitled Git" if this variable is not set (e.g. if
              running gitweb as standalone script).

              Can be set using the GITWEB_SITENAME at build time.
              Unset by default.

              HTML snippet to be included in the <head> section of
              each page. Can be set using GITWEB_SITE_HTML_HEAD_STRING
              at build time. No default value.

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              Name of a file with HTML to be included at the top of
              each page. Relative to the directory containing the
              gitweb.cgi script. Can be set using GITWEB_SITE_HEADER
              at build time. No default value.

              Name of a file with HTML to be included at the bottom of
              each page. Relative to the directory containing the
              gitweb.cgi script. Can be set using GITWEB_SITE_FOOTER
              at build time. No default value.

              Name of a HTML file which, if it exists, is included on
              the gitweb projects overview page ("projects_list"
              view). Relative to the directory containing the
              gitweb.cgi script. Default value can be adjusted during
              build time using GITWEB_HOMETEXT variable. By default
              set to indextext.html.

              The width (in characters) of the "Description" column of
              the projects list. Longer descriptions will be truncated
              (trying to cut at word boundary); the full description
              is available in the title attribute (usually shown on
              mouseover). The default is 25, which might be too small
              if you use long project descriptions.

              Default value of ordering of projects on projects list
              page, which means the ordering used if you doncqt
              explicitly sort projects list (if there is no "o" CGI
              query parameter in the URL). Valid values are "none"
              (unsorted), "project" (projects are by project name,
              i.e. path to repository relative to $projectroot),
              "descr" (project description), "owner", and "age" (by
              date of most current commit).

              Default value is "project". Unknown value means

        Changing gitwebcqs behavior
          These configuration variables control internal gitweb

              Default mimetype for the blob_plain (raw) view, if
              mimetype checking doesncqt result in some other type; by
              default "text/plain". Gitweb guesses mimetype of a file
              to display based on extension of its filename, using
              $mimetypes_file (if set and file exists) and
              /etc/mime.types files (see mime.types(5) manpage; only

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              filename extension rules are supported by gitweb).

              Default charset for text files. If this is not set, the
              web server configuration will be used. Unset by default.

              Gitweb assumes this charset when a line contains
              non-UTF-8 characters. The fallback decoding is used
              without error checking, so it can be even "utf-8". The
              value must be a valid encoding; see the
              Encoding::Supported(3pm) man page for a list. The
              default is "latin1", aka. "iso-8859-1".

              Rename detection options for git-diff and git-diff-tree.
              The default is ('-M'); set it to ('-C') or ('-C', '-C')
              to also detect copies, or set it to () i.e. empty list
              if you doncqt want to have renames detection.

              Note that rename and especially copy detection can be
              quite CPU-intensive. Note also that non Git tools can
              have problems with patches generated with options
              mentioned above, especially when they involve file
              copies ('-C') or criss-cross renames ('-B').

        Some optional features and policies
          Most of features are configured via %feature hash; however
          some of extra gitweb features can be turned on and
          configured using variables described below. This list beside
          configuration variables that control how gitweb looks does
          contain variables configuring administrative side of gitweb
          (e.g. cross-site scripting prevention; admittedly this as
          side effect affects how "summary" pages look like, or load

              List of Git base URLs. These URLs are used to generate
              URLs describing from where to fetch a project, which are
              shown on project summary page. The full fetch URL is
              "$git_base_url/$project", for each element of this list.
              You can set up multiple base URLs (for example one for
              git:// protocol, and one for http:// protocol).

              Note that per repository configuration can be set in
              $GIT_DIR/cloneurl file, or as values of multi-value
              gitweb.url configuration variable in project config.
              Per-repository configuration takes precedence over value
              composed from @git_base_url_list elements and project

              You can setup one single value (single entry/item in

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              this list) at build time by setting the GITWEB_BASE_URL
              build-time configuration variable. By default it is set
              to (), i.e. an empty list. This means that gitweb would
              not try to create project URL (to fetch) from project

              Whether to enable the grouping of projects by category
              on the project list page. The category of a project is
              determined by the $GIT_DIR/category file or the
              gitweb.category variable in each repositorycqs
              configuration. Disabled by default (set to 0).

              Default category for projects for which none is
              specified. If this is set to the empty string, such
              projects will remain uncategorized and listed at the
              top, above categorized projects. Used only if project
              categories are enabled, which means if
              $projects_list_group_categories is true. By default set
              to "" (empty string).

              If true, some gitweb features are disabled to prevent
              content in repositories from launching cross-site
              scripting (XSS) attacks. Set this to true if you doncqt
              trust the content of your repositories. False by default
              (set to 0).

              Used to set the maximum load that we will still respond
              to gitweb queries. If the server load exceeds this value
              then gitweb will return "503 Service Unavailable" error.
              The server load is taken to be 0 if gitweb cannot
              determine its value. Currently it works only on Linux,
              where it uses /proc/loadavg; the load there is the
              number of active tasks on the system - processes that
              are actually running - averaged over the last minute.

              Set $maxload to undefined value (undef) to turn this
              feature off. The default value is 300.

              If true, omit the column with date of the most current
              commit on the projects list page. It can save a bit of
              I/O and a fork per repository.

              If true prevents displaying information about repository


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              If this is set to code reference, it will be run once
              for each request. You can set parts of configuration
              that change per session this way. For example, one might
              use the following code in a gitweb configuration file

                  our $per_request_config = sub {
                          $ENV{GL_USER} = $cgi->remote_user || "gitweb";

              If $per_request_config is not a code reference, it is
              interpreted as boolean value. If it is true gitweb will
              process config files once per request, and if it is
              false gitweb will process config files only once, each
              time it is executed. True by default (set to 1).

              NOTE: $my_url, $my_uri, and $base_url are overwritten
              with their default values before every request, so if
              you want to change them, be sure to set this variable to
              true or a code reference effecting the desired changes.

              This variable matters only when using persistent web
              environments that serve multiple requests using single
              gitweb instance, like mod_perl, FastCGI or Plackup.

        Other variables
          Usually you should not need to change (adjust) any of
          configuration variables described below; they should be
          automatically set by gitweb to correct value.

              Gitweb version, set automatically when creating
              gitweb.cgi from gitweb.perl. You might want to modify it
              if you are running modified gitweb, for example

                  our $version .= " with caching";

              if you run modified version of gitweb with caching
              support. This variable is purely informational, used
              e.g. in the "generator" meta header in HTML header.

          $my_url, $my_uri
              Full URL and absolute URL of the gitweb script; in
              earlier versions of gitweb you might have need to set
              those variables, but now there should be no need to do
              it. See $per_request_config if you need to set them

              Base URL for relative URLs in pages generated by gitweb,
              (e.g.  $logo, $favicon, @stylesheets if they are
              relative URLs), needed and used <base href="$base_url">
              only for URLs with nonempty PATH_INFO. Usually gitweb

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              sets its value correctly, and there is no need to set
              this variable, e.g. to $my_uri or "/". See
              $per_request_config if you need to override it anyway.

          Many gitweb features can be enabled (or disabled) and
          configured using the %feature hash. Names of gitweb features
          are keys of this hash.

          Each %feature hash element is a hash reference and has the
          following structure:

              "<feature_name>" => {
                      "sub" => <feature-sub (subroutine)>,
                      "override" => <allow-override (boolean)>,
                      "default" => [ <options>... ]

          Some features cannot be overridden per project. For those
          features the structure of appropriate %feature hash element
          has a simpler form:

              "<feature_name>" => {
                      "override" => 0,
                      "default" => [ <options>... ]

          As one can see it lacks the 'sub' element.

          The meaning of each part of feature configuration is
          described below:

              List (array reference) of feature parameters (if there
              are any), used also to toggle (enable or disable) given

              Note that it is currently always an array reference,
              even if feature doesncqt accept any configuration
              parameters, and 'default' is used only to turn it on or
              off. In such case you turn feature on by setting this
              element to [1], and torn it off by setting it to [0].
              See also the passage about the "blame" feature in the
              "Examples" section.

              To disable features that accept parameters (are
              configurable), you need to set this element to empty
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              If this field has a true value then the given feature is
              overridable, which means that it can be configured (or
              enabled/disabled) on a per-repository basis.

              Usually given "<feature>" is configurable via the
              gitweb.<feature> config variable in the per-repository
              Git configuration file.

              Note that no feature is overridable by default.

              Internal detail of implementation. What is important is
              that if this field is not present then per-repository
              override for given feature is not supported.

              You wouldncqt need to ever change it in gitweb config

        Features in %feature
          The gitweb features that are configurable via %feature hash
          are listed below. This should be a complete list, but
          ultimately the authoritative and complete list is in
          gitweb.cgi source code, with features described in the

              Enable the "blame" and "blame_incremental" blob views,
              showing for each line the last commit that modified it;
              see git-blame(1). This can be very CPU-intensive and is
              therefore disabled by default.

              This feature can be configured on a per-repository basis
              via repositorycqs gitweb.blame configuration variable

              Enable and configure the "snapshot" action, which allows
              user to download a compressed archive of any tree or
              commit, as produced by git-archive(1) and possibly
              additionally compressed. This can potentially generate
              high traffic if you have large project.

              The value of 'default' is a list of names of snapshot
              formats, defined in %known_snapshot_formats hash, that
              you wish to offer. Supported formats include "tgz",
              "tbz2", "txz" (gzip/bzip2/xz compressed tar archive) and
              "zip"; please consult gitweb sources for a definitive
              list. By default only "tgz" is offered.

              This feature can be configured on a per-repository basis
              via repositorycqs gitweb.snapshot configuration variable,
              which contains a comma separated list of formats or

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              "none" to disable snapshots. Unknown values are ignored.

              Enable grep search, which lists the files in currently
              selected tree (directory) containing the given string;
              see git-grep(1). This can be potentially CPU-intensive,
              of course. Enabled by default.

              This feature can be configured on a per-repository basis
              via repositorycqs gitweb.grep configuration variable

              Enable the so called pickaxe search, which will list the
              commits that introduced or removed a given string in a
              file. This can be practical and quite faster alternative
              to "blame" action, but it is still potentially
              CPU-intensive. Enabled by default.

              The pickaxe search is described in git-log(1) (the
              description of -S<string> option, which refers to
              pickaxe entry in gitdiffcore(7) for more details).

              This feature can be configured on a per-repository basis
              by setting repositorycqs gitweb.pickaxe configuration
              variable (boolean).

              Enable showing size of blobs (ordinary files) in a
              "tree" view, in a separate column, similar to what ls -l
              does; see description of -l option in git-ls-tree(1)
              manpage. This costs a bit of I/O. Enabled by default.

              This feature can be configured on a per-repository basis
              via repositorycqs gitweb.showSizes configuration variable

              Enable and configure "patches" view, which displays list
              of commits in email (plain text) output format; see also
              git-format-patch(1). The value is the maximum number of
              patches in a patchset generated in "patches" view. Set
              the default field to a list containing single item of or
              to an empty list to disable patch view, or to a list
              containing a single negative number to remove any limit.
              Default value is 16.

              This feature can be configured on a per-repository basis
              via repositorycqs gitweb.patches configuration variable


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              Avatar support. When this feature is enabled, views such
              as "shortlog" or "commit" will display an avatar
              associated with the email of each committer and author.

              Currently available providers are "gravatar" and
              "picon". Only one provider at a time can be selected
              (default is one element list). If an unknown provider is
              specified, the feature is disabled.  Note that some
              providers might require extra Perl packages to be
              installed; see gitweb/INSTALL for more details.

              This feature can be configured on a per-repository basis
              via repositorycqs gitweb.avatar configuration variable.

              See also %avatar_size with pixel sizes for icons and
              avatars ("default" is used for one-line like "log" and
              "shortlog", "double" is used for two-line like "commit",
              "commitdiff" or "tag"). If the default font sizes or
              lineheights are changed (e.g. via adding extra CSS
              stylesheet in @stylesheets), it may be appropriate to
              change these values.

              Redact e-mail addresses from the generated HTML, etc.
              content. This obscures e-mail addresses retrieved from
              the author/committer and comment sections of the Git
              log. It is meant to hinder web crawlers that harvest and
              abuse addresses. Such crawlers may not respect
              robots.txt. Note that users and user tools also see the
              addresses as redacted. If Gitweb is not the final step
              in a workflow then subsequent steps may misbehave
              because of the redacted information they receive.
              Disabled by default.

              Server-side syntax highlight support in "blob" view. It
              requires $highlight_bin program to be available (see the
              description of this variable in the "Configuration
              variables" section above), and therefore is disabled by

              This feature can be configured on a per-repository basis
              via repositorycqs gitweb.highlight configuration variable

              Enable displaying remote heads (remote-tracking
              branches) in the "heads" list. In most cases the list of
              remote-tracking branches is an unnecessary internal
              private detail, and this feature is therefore disabled
              by default.  git-instaweb(1), which is usually used to
              browse local repositories, enables and uses this

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              This feature can be configured on a per-repository basis
              via repositorycqs gitweb.remote_heads configuration
              variable (boolean).

          The remaining features cannot be overridden on a per project

              Enable text search, which will list the commits which
              match author, committer or commit text to a given
              string; see the description of --author, --committer and
              --grep options in git-log(1) manpage. Enabled by

              Project specific override is not supported.

              If this feature is enabled, gitweb considers projects in
              subdirectories of project root (basename) to be forks of
              existing projects. For each project $projname.git,
              projects in the $projname/ directory and its
              subdirectories will not be shown in the main projects
              list. Instead, a '+' mark is shown next to $projname,
              which links to a "forks" view that lists all the forks
              (all projects in $projname/ subdirectory). Additionally
              a "forks" view for a project is linked from project
              summary page.

              If the project list is taken from a file ($projects_list
              points to a file), forks are only recognized if they are
              listed after the main project in that file.

              Project specific override is not supported.

              Insert custom links to the action bar of all project
              pages. This allows you to link to third-party scripts
              integrating into gitweb.

              The "default" value consists of a list of triplets in
              the form oq("<label>", "<link>", "<position>")` where
              "position" is the label after which to insert the link,
              "link" is a format string where %n expands to the
              project name, %f to the project path within the
              filesystem (i.e. "$projectroot/$project"), %h to the
              current hash ('hcq gitweb parameter) and oq%b` to the
              current hash base ('hbcq gitweb parameter); oq%%` expands
              to '%cq.

              For example, at the time this page was written, the

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              m[blue]http://repo.or.czm[] Git hosting site set it to
              the following to enable graphical log (using the third
              party tool git-browser):

                  $feature{'actions'}{'default'} =
                          [ ('graphiclog', '/git-browser/by-commit.html?r=%n', 'summary')];

              This adds a link titled "graphiclog" after the "summary"
              link, leading to git-browser script, passing r=<project>
              as a query parameter.

              Project specific override is not supported.

              Enable displaying how much time and how many Git
              commands it took to generate and display each page in
              the page footer (at the bottom of page). For example the
              footer might contain: "This page took 6.53325 seconds
              and 13 Git commands to generate." Disabled by default.

              Project specific override is not supported.

              Enable and configure the ability to change a common time
              zone for dates in gitweb output via JavaScript. Dates in
              gitweb output include authordate and committerdate in
              "commit", "commitdiff" and "log" views, and taggerdate
              in "tag" view. Enabled by default.

              The value is a list of three values: a default time zone
              (for if the client hasncqt selected some other time zone
              and saved it in a cookie), a name of cookie where to
              store selected time zone, and a CSS class used to mark
              up dates for manipulation. If you want to turn this
              feature off, set "default" to empty list: [].

              Typical gitweb config files will only change starting
              (default) time zone, and leave other elements at their
              default values:

                  $feature{'javascript-timezone'}{'default'}[0] = "utc";

              The example configuration presented here is guaranteed
              to be backwards and forward compatible.

              Time zone values can be "local" (for local time zone
              that browser uses), "utc" (what gitweb uses when
              JavaScript or this feature is disabled), or numerical
              time zones in the form of "+/-HHMM", such as "+0200".

              Project specific override is not supported.

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              List of additional directories under "refs" which are
              going to be used as branch refs. For example if you have
              a gerrit setup where all branches under refs/heads/ are
              official, push-after-review ones and branches under
              refs/sandbox/, refs/wip and refs/other are user ones
              where permissions are much wider, then you might want to
              set this variable as follows:

                  $feature{'extra-branch-refs'}{'default'} =
                          ['sandbox', 'wip', 'other'];

              This feature can be configured on per-repository basis
              after setting $feature{extra-branch-refs}{override} to
              true, via repositorycqs gitweb.extraBranchRefs
              configuration variable, which contains a space separated
              list of refs. An example:

                          extraBranchRefs = sandbox wip other

              The gitweb.extraBranchRefs is actually a multi-valued
              configuration variable, so following example is also
              correct and the result is the same as of the snippet

                          extraBranchRefs = sandbox
                          extraBranchRefs = wip other

              It is an error to specify a ref that does not pass "git
              check-ref-format" scrutiny. Duplicated values are

          To enable blame, pickaxe search, and snapshot support
          (allowing "tar.gz" and "zip" snapshots), while allowing
          individual projects to turn them off, put the following in
          your GITWEB_CONFIG file:

              $feature{'blame'}{'default'} = [1];
              $feature{'blame'}{'override'} = 1;

              $feature{'pickaxe'}{'default'} = [1];
              $feature{'pickaxe'}{'override'} = 1;

              $feature{'snapshot'}{'default'} = ['zip', 'tgz'];
              $feature{'snapshot'}{'override'} = 1;

          If you allow overriding for the snapshot feature, you can
          specify which snapshot formats are globally disabled. You

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          can also add any command-line options you want (such as
          setting the compression level). For instance, you can
          disable Zip compressed snapshots and set gzip(1) to run at
          level 6 by adding the following lines to your gitweb
          configuration file:

              $known_snapshot_formats{'zip'}{'disabled'} = 1;
              $known_snapshot_formats{'tgz'}{'compressor'} = ['gzip','-6'];

          Debugging would be easier if the fallback configuration file
          (/etc/gitweb.conf) and environment variable to override its
          location (GITWEB_CONFIG_SYSTEM) had names reflecting their
          "fallback" role. The current names are kept to avoid
          breaking working setups.

          The location of per-instance and system-wide configuration
          files can be overridden using the following environment

              Sets location of per-instance configuration file.

              Sets location of fallback system-wide configuration
              file. This file is read only if per-instance one does
              not exist.

              Sets location of common system-wide configuration file.

              This is default name of per-instance configuration file.
              The format of this file is described above.

              This is default name of fallback system-wide
              configuration file. This file is used only if
              per-instance configuration variable is not found.

              This is default name of common system-wide configuration

          gitweb(1), git-instaweb(1)

          gitweb/README, gitweb/INSTALL


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          Part of the git(1) suite

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