Jeff King <> writes:

> On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 01:25:38PM -0800, Jonathan Nieder wrote:
>> Ethan Reesor wrote:
>> > I have a git user set up on my server. It's prompt is set to
>> > git-prompt and it's git-shell-commands is empty.
>> [...]
>> > How do I make the git user work like github where, upon attempting to
>> > get a prompt, the connection is closed?
>> I assume you mean that the user's login shell is git-shell.
>> You can disable interactive logins by removing the
>> ~/git-shell-commands/ directory.  Unfortunately that doesn't let you
>> customize the message.  Perhaps it would make sense to teach shell.c
>> to look for a
>>      [shell]
>>              greeting = 'Hi %(username)! You've successfully authenticated, 
>> but I do not provide interactive shell access.'
>> setting in git's config file.  What do you think?
> I think something like that makes sense. To my knowledge there is no way
> with stock git to customize git-shell's output (at GitHub, that message
> comes from our front-end routing process before you even hit git-shell
> on our backend machines).
> The "username" in our version of the message comes from a database
> mapping public keys to GitHub users, not the Unix username.  But I
> suspect sites running stock Git would be happy enough to have
> %(username) map to the actual Unix username.

Yeah, that greeting is cute---I like it ;-)
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