The "ui" command:
or: fossil ui ?OPTIONS? ?REPOSITORY?
Open a socket and begin listening and responding to HTTP requests on TCP port 8080, or on any other TCP port defined by the -P or --port option. The optional argument is the name of the repository. The repository argument may be omitted if the working directory is within an open checkout.
The "ui" command automatically starts a web browser after initializing the web server. The "ui" command also binds to 127.0.0.1 and so will only process HTTP traffic from the local machine.
The REPOSITORY can be a directory (aka folder) that contains one or more repositories with names ending in ".fossil". In this case, a prefix of the URL pathname is used to search the directory for an appropriate repository. To thwart mischief, the pathname in the URL must contain only alphanumerics, "_", "/", "-", and ".", and no "-" may occur after "/", and every "." must be surrounded on both sides by alphanumerics. Any pathname that does not satisfy these constraints results in a 404 error. Files in REPOSITORY that match the comma-separated list of glob patterns given by --files and that have known suffixes such as ".txt" or ".html" or ".jpeg" and do not match the pattern "*.fossil*" will be served as static content. With the "ui" command, the REPOSITORY can only be a directory if the --notfound option is also present.
For the special case REPOSITORY name of "/", the list global configuration database is consulted for a list of all known repositories. The --repolist option is implied by this special case. See also the "fossil all ui" command.
By default, the "ui" command provides full administrative access without having to log in. This can be disabled by turning off the "localauth" setting. Automatic login for the "server" command is available if the --localauth option is present and the "localauth" setting is off and the connection is from localhost. The "ui" command also enables --repolist by default.
- --baseurl URL
- Use URL as the base (useful for reverse proxies)
- Create a new REPOSITORY if it does not already exist
- --extroot DIR
- Document root for the /ext extension mechanism
- --files GLOBLIST
- Comma-separated list of glob patterns for static files
- enable automatic login for requests from localhost
- listen on 127.0.0.1 only (always true for "ui")
- Indicates that the input is coming through a reverse proxy that has already translated HTTPS into HTTP.
- --max-latency N
- Do not let any single HTTP request run for more than N seconds (only works on unix)
- Do not compress HTTP replies
- Drop root privileges but do not enter the chroot jail
- signal that no SSL connections are available (Always set by default for the "ui" command)
- --notfound URL
- --page PAGE
- Start "ui" on PAGE. ex: --page "timeline?y=ci"
- -P|--port TCPPORT
- listen to request on port TCPPORT
- trace TH1 execution (for debugging purposes)
- If REPOSITORY is dir, URL "/" lists repos.
- Accept SCGI rather than HTTP
- --skin LABEL
- Use override skin LABEL
- Use saved encryption key from parent process. This is only necessary when using SEE on Windows.
See also: cgi, http, winsrv