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git brws

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git brws is a command line tool to open a repository, file, commit or diff in your web browser from command line.



git brws currently supports Linux (x86_64, i686, aarch64) and macOS.

$ cargo install git-brws
  • As single binary

You can download a binary executable from release page. Unarchive downloaded file and put the binary in your bin directory.


Usage: git brws [Options] {Args}

    -r, --repo REPO     Shorthand format (user/repo, service/user/repo) or
                        remote name (e.g. origin) or Git URL you want to see
    -b, --branch BRANCH Branch name of the repository
    -d, --dir PATH      Directory path to your repository
    -u, --url           Output URL to STDOUT instead of opening in browser
    -h, --help          Print this help
    -v, --version       Show version

Usage Examples

Open a repository page

  • Open current repository page
$ git brws
  • Open 'develop' branch
$ git brws -b develop
  • Open 'origin' remote of 'develop' branch
$ git brws -r origin -b develop
  • Open @rhysd's 'Shiba' repository
$ git brws -r rhysd/Shiba
  • Open a repository specified by directory
$ git brws -d ~/.go/src/

Open specific file

  • Open specific file of current branch of current remote
$ git brws ./some/file.txt
  • Open specific line of the file
$ git brws ./some/file.txt#L123

Open a specific commit page

  • Open HEAD page of current repository
$ git brws HEAD

Show a specific diff page

  • Show diff between HEAD and HEAD~3
$ git brws HEAD~3..HEAD
  • Show diff between 113079b and 60024ab
$ git brws 60024ab..113079b

Cooperate with other tools

With -u option, git brws outputs URL to stdout.

For example, in Vim, you can write your repository URL to your text instantly.

:r!git brws -u

And below can open editing file in your browser.

:!git brws %


You can customize behavior of this command with environment varibles.

  • $GIT_BRWS_GIT_COMMAND: Git command to use. If not specified, "git" will be used.
  • $GIT_BRWS_GHE_URL_HOST: When you use your own GitHub:Enterprise repository, you can specify its host to this variable. By default, git brws detects ^github\. as GH:E host. If your GH:E repository host does not match it, please specify this variable. If your repository is, should be set.
  • GIT_BRWS_GHE_SSH_PORT: When you set a number to it, the number will be used for the ssh port for GITHUB:Enterprise URLs.
  • GIT_BRWS_GITLAB_SSH_PORT: When you set a number to it, the number will be used for the ssh port for self-hosted GitLab URLs. This is useful when your environment hosts GitLab to non-trivial ssh port URL.

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Distributed under the MIT license.


Please see the project page.


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