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A command-line tool that generates a static HTML representation of a Git repository.

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repo2html <destination> <template-directory>

Run repo2html inside the root directory of a Git repository or a bare Git repository.

The HTML that's generated represents the state of the HEAD commit, not the current state of the work tree.


This section guides you through installing the required dependencies, compiling a binary, and then installing the binary. By default, repo2html installs into the /usr/local/bin directory.

  1. Ensure you're in the repo2html git repository.
  2. As root, run make dependencies to install the required Chicken Scheme eggs.
  3. Run make to compile a static repo2html binary in the current directory.
  4. As root, run make install to copy the repo2html binary into the /usr/local/bin directory.

Note: If you want to use main.scm as the repo2html executable, instead of compiling a static binary file, then run cp main.scm /usr/local/bin/repo2html as root.


You can repo2html by changing the following items:


You can customize repo2html by editing the assets/templates/default.html, and then specifying the path to the default.html file as the second command-line argument when running repo2html.

For example, if you placed a default.html file in ~/bin, and you serve HTML files from /var/www/git, then you run repo2html /var/www/git ~/bin.

Environment variables

You can provide a generic description by setting the REPO2HTML_DESCRIPTION environment variable, or by adding a description in a description file in the root directory of your Git repository.

Creating a Git forge on your web server

Refer to Create a Git forge with repo2html to learn how use repo2html in a post-receive hook to auto-generate HTML representations of bare Git repositories on a remote web server after you git push to them.

Alternative Git-to-HTML tools

Existing Git forges

Existing Git forge software