git-help - Display help information about Git


   git help [-a|--all] [-g|--guide]
              [-i|--info|-m|--man|-w|--web] [COMMAND|GUIDE]


   With no options and no COMMAND or GUIDE given, the synopsis of the git
   command and a list of the most commonly used Git commands are printed
   on the standard output.

   If the option --all or -a is given, all available commands are printed
   on the standard output.

   If the option --guide or -g is given, a list of the useful Git guides
   is also printed on the standard output.

   If a command, or a guide, is given, a manual page for that command or
   guide is brought up. The man program is used by default for this
   purpose, but this can be overridden by other options or configuration

   Note that git --help ... is identical to git help ... because the
   former is internally converted into the latter.

   To display the git(1) man page, use git help git.

   This page can be displayed with git help help or git help --help


   -a, --all
       Prints all the available commands on the standard output. This
       option overrides any given command or guide name.

   -g, --guides
       Prints a list of useful guides on the standard output. This option
       overrides any given command or guide name.

   -i, --info
       Display manual page for the command in the info format. The info
       program will be used for that purpose.

   -m, --man
       Display manual page for the command in the man format. This option
       may be used to override a value set in the help.format
       configuration variable.

       By default the man program will be used to display the manual page,
       but the man.viewer configuration variable may be used to choose
       other display programs (see below).

   -w, --web
       Display manual page for the command in the web (HTML) format. A web
       browser will be used for that purpose.

       The web browser can be specified using the configuration variable
       help.browser, or web.browser if the former is not set. If none of
       these config variables is set, the git web--browse helper script
       (called by git help) will pick a suitable default. See git-
       web--browse(1) for more information about this.


   If no command-line option is passed, the help.format configuration
   variable will be checked. The following values are supported for this
   variable; they make git help behave as their corresponding command-
   line option:

   *   "man" corresponds to -m|--man,

   *   "info" corresponds to -i|--info,

   *   "web" or "html" correspond to -w|--web.

   help.browser, web.browser and browser.<tool>.path
   The help.browser, web.browser and browser.<tool>.path will also be
   checked if the web format is chosen (either by command-line option or
   configuration variable). See -w|--web in the OPTIONS section above and

   The man.viewer configuration variable will be checked if the man format
   is chosen. The following values are currently supported:

   *   "man": use the man program as usual,

   *   "woman": use emacsclient to launch the "woman" mode in emacs (this
       only works starting with emacsclient versions 22),

   *   "konqueror": use kfmclient to open the man page in a new konqueror
       tab (see Note about konqueror below).

   Values for other tools can be used if there is a corresponding
   man.<tool>.cmd configuration entry (see below).

   Multiple values may be given to the man.viewer configuration variable.
   Their corresponding programs will be tried in the order listed in the
   configuration file.

   For example, this configuration:

                       viewer = konqueror
                       viewer = woman

   will try to use konqueror first. But this may fail (for example, if
   DISPLAY is not set) and in that case emacs' woman mode will be tried.

   If everything fails, or if no viewer is configured, the viewer
   specified in the GIT_MAN_VIEWER environment variable will be tried. If
   that fails too, the man program will be tried anyway.

   You can explicitly provide a full path to your preferred man viewer by
   setting the configuration variable man.<tool>.path. For example, you
   can configure the absolute path to konqueror by setting
   man.konqueror.path. Otherwise, git help assumes the tool is available
   in PATH.

   When the man viewer, specified by the man.viewer configuration
   variables, is not among the supported ones, then the corresponding
   man.<tool>.cmd configuration variable will be looked up. If this
   variable exists then the specified tool will be treated as a custom
   command and a shell eval will be used to run the command with the man
   page passed as arguments.

   Note about konqueror
   When konqueror is specified in the man.viewer configuration variable,
   we launch kfmclient to try to open the man page on an already opened
   konqueror in a new tab if possible.

   For consistency, we also try such a trick if man.konqueror.path is set
   to something like A_PATH_TO/konqueror. That means we will try to launch
   A_PATH_TO/kfmclient instead.

   If you really want to use konqueror, then you can use something like
   the following:

                       viewer = konq

               [man "konq"]
                       cmd = A_PATH_TO/konqueror

   Note about git config --global
   Note that all these configuration variables should probably be set
   using the --global flag, for example like this:

       $ git config --global help.format web
       $ git config --global web.browser firefox

   as they are probably more user specific than repository specific. See
   git-config(1) for more information about this.


   Part of the git(1) suite


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