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+cgit - CGI for Git
- cgit - cgi for git
-This is an attempt to create a fast web interface for the git scm, using a
-builtin cache to decrease server io-pressure.
+This is an attempt to create a fast web interface for the Git SCM, using a
+built-in cache to decrease server I/O pressure.
-Building cgit involves building a proper version of git. How to do this
+Building cgit involves building a proper version of Git. How to do this
depends on how you obtained the cgit sources:
a) If you're working in a cloned cgit repository, you first need to
-initialize and update the git submodule:
+initialize and update the Git submodule:
- $ git submodule init # register the git submodule in .git/config
- $ $EDITOR .git/config # if you want to specify a different url for git
- $ git submodule update # clone/fetch and checkout correct git version
+ $ git submodule init # register the Git submodule in .git/config
+ $ $EDITOR .git/config # if you want to specify a different url for git
+ $ git submodule update # clone/fetch and checkout correct git version
b) If you're building from a cgit tarball, you can download a proper git
version like this:
- $ make get-git
+ $ make get-git
When either a) or b) has been performed, you can build and install cgit like
- $ make
- $ sudo make install
+ $ make
+ $ sudo make install
-This will install cgit.cgi and cgit.css into "/var/www/htdocs/cgit". You can
-configure this location (and a few other things) by providing a "cgit.conf"
+This will install `cgit.cgi` and `cgit.css` into `/var/www/htdocs/cgit`. You
+can configure this location (and a few other things) by providing a `cgit.conf`
file (see the Makefile for details).
- -git 1.7.4
- -zip lib
- -crypto lib
- -openssl lib
+* git 1.7.4
+* zip lib
+* crypto lib
+* openssl lib
-A new Directory-section must probably be added for cgit, possibly something
+A new `Directory` section must probably be added for cgit, possibly something
- <Directory "/var/www/htdocs/cgit/">
- AllowOverride None
- Options +ExecCGI
- Order allow,deny
- Allow from all
+ <Directory "/var/www/htdocs/cgit/">
+ AllowOverride None
+ Options +ExecCGI
+ Order allow,deny
+ Allow from all
-The file /etc/cgitrc is read by cgit before handling a request. In addition
+The file `/etc/cgitrc` is read by cgit before handling a request. In addition
to runtime parameters, this file may also contain a list of repositories
-displayed by cgit (see cgitrc.5.txt for further details).
+displayed by cgit (see `cgitrc.5.txt` for further details).
-When cgit is invoked it looks for a cachefile matching the request and
-returns it to the client. If no such cachefile exist (or if it has expired),
-the content for the request is written into the proper cachefile before the
+When cgit is invoked it looks for a cache file matching the request and
+returns it to the client. If no such cache file exists (or if it has expired),
+the content for the request is written into the proper cache file before the
file is returned.
-If the cachefile has expired but cgit is unable to obtain a lock for it, the
-stale cachefile is returned to the client. This is done to favour page
+If the cache file has expired but cgit is unable to obtain a lock for it, the
+stale cache file is returned to the client. This is done to favour page
throughput over page freshness.
The generated content contains the complete response to the client, including
-the http-headers "Modified" and "Expires".
+the HTTP headers `Modified` and `Expires`.
* The cgit homepage is hosted by cgit at <http://git.zx2c4.com/cgit/about/>
-* Patches, bugreports, discussions and support should go to the cgit
+* Patches, bug reports, discussions and support should go to the cgit
mailing list: <email@example.com>. To sign up, visit