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gitweb: choose appropriate view for file type if a= parameter missing

gitweb URLs use the a= parameter for the view to use on the given path, such
as "blob" or "tree". Currently, if a gitweb URL omits the a= parameter,
gitweb just shows the top-level repository summary, regardless of the path
given. gitweb could instead choose an appropriate view based on the file
type: blob for blobs (files), tree for trees (directories), and summary if
no path given (the URL included no f= parameter, or an empty f= parameter).

Apart from making gitweb more robust and supporting URL editing more easily,
this change would aid the creation of shortcuts to git repositories using
simple substitution, such as:
http://example.org/git/?p=path/to/repo.git;hb=HEAD;f=%s

With this patch, if given the hash through the h= parameter, or the hash
base (hb=) and a filename (f=), gitweb uses cat-file -t to automatically set
the a= parameter.

This feature was requested by Josh Triplett through
http://bugs.debian.org/410465

Signed-off-by: Gerrit Pape <pape@smarden.org>
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <junkio@cox.net>

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gitweb/gitweb.perl

 	"project_index" => \&git_project_index,
 );
 
-if (defined $project) {
-	$action ||= 'summary';
-} else {
-	$action ||= 'project_list';
+if (!defined $action) {
+	if (defined $hash) {
+		$action = git_get_type($hash);
+	} elsif (defined $hash_base && defined $file_name) {
+		$action = git_get_type("$hash_base:$file_name");
+	} elsif (defined $project) {
+		$action = 'summary';
+	} else {
+		$action = 'project_list';
+	}
 }
 if (!defined($actions{$action})) {
 	die_error(undef, "Unknown action");