Reverse Paths in Title

John Keeping john at
Mon Jan 18 16:45:05 CET 2016

On Mon, Jan 18, 2016 at 04:16:03PM +0100, Jason A. Donenfeld wrote:
> With lots of tabs open containing many files from /tree, it's useful
> to see which file is open. For this I'm reversing the components of
> the path name, flipping the slash around, and pre-pending it to the
> document title.
> Take a look at the document <title> on that page.

I find the reversed path really confusing when I look at it as a whole,
which makes it harder to find tabs in a list such as the tab dropdown
Firefox presents when you have a lot of tabs.

I was surprised we don't already show the file path in the header, which
I agree is a good idea.

Personally, I'd prefer something like this which has the advantage that
it still leaves the project name at the front of the title.

-- >8 --
diff --git a/cgit.c b/cgit.c
index 28a2f14..6c85465 100644
--- a/cgit.c
+++ b/cgit.c
@@ -586,7 +586,8 @@ static int prepare_repo_cmd(void)
                return 1;
- = fmtalloc("%s - %s", ctx.repo->name, ctx.repo->desc);
+ = fmtalloc("%s%s%s - %s", ctx.repo->name,
+       ? "/" : "",, ctx.repo->desc);
        if (!ctx.repo->defbranch)
                ctx.repo->defbranch = guess_defbranch();

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