[COIL] Change chromium code search type links to use main rather than master for tools

    See this doc: go/chromium-coil-change for more info

Change-Id: I8fdcbf7d7607ac75f4a84d1d697eedede92e6b6d
Reviewed-on: https://chromium-review.googlesource.com/c/chromium/src/+/2902346
Auto-Submit: John Palmer <jopalmer@chromium.org>
Reviewed-by: Dirk Pranke <dpranke@google.com>
Reviewed-by: Jesse Doherty <jwd@chromium.org>
Commit-Queue: Jesse Doherty <jwd@chromium.org>
Cr-Commit-Position: refs/heads/master@{#885533}
GitOrigin-RevId: ab8812a665a703faf07669b1dc3ed9e6118a41d0
1 file changed
tree: 1bbe14a1301b634410951415dddbd8e5d0a22067
  1. .gitignore
  2. __init__.py
  3. base.css
  4. doc.css
  5. footer.html
  6. gitiles_autolink.py
  7. gitiles_ext_blocks.py
  8. gitiles_smart_quotes.py
  9. header.html
  10. md_browser.py
  11. OWNERS
  12. prettify.css
  13. README.md
  14. update-css.sh


This is a simple tool to render the markdown docs in a chromium checkout locally. It is written in Python and uses the Python ‘markdown’ package, which is checked into src/third_party.

md_browser attempts to emulate the flavor of Markdown implemented by Gitiles.

Gitiles is the source browser running on https://chromium.googlesource.com, and can be run locally, but to do so requires a Java install and a Buck install, which can be slightly annoying to set up on Mac or Windows.

This is a lighterweight solution, which also allows you to preview uncommitted changes (i.e., it just serves files out of the filesystem, and is not a full Git repo browser like Gitiles is).

To run md_browser:

  1. cd to the top of your chromium checkout

  2. run python tools/md_browser/md_browser.py

  3. There is no step three.

This will run a local web server on port 8080 that points to the top of the repo. You can specify a different port with the -p flag.