Easy local repository browsing for Git or Mercurial

In both Git and Mercurial, there's a very easy way to browse your local repository in a web browser that I didn't know about until recently. You should really try these right now. They've already made a huge difference for me.

Browse your local Git repository

git instaweb --httpd webrick # view at http://localhost:1234

If you prefer not to use webrick, you could install lighttpd and then just run git instaweb.

Browse your local Mercurial repository´╗┐´╗┐

hg serve # view at http://localhost:8000


Both of these tips came from this forrst post and discussion.