ghtools: tools for interacting with the GitHub API
A set of commandline utilities for interacting with the GitHub or GitHub Enterprise API.
$ eval `gh-login` $ gh-repo alphagov/ghtools get $ gh-org alphagov members
ghtools is not a monolithic program. Instead, it comes with a number of scripts which each perform very specific tasks. The aim is for these scripts to be composable, allowing you to pipe their data to and from other unix tools (grep, sort, uniq, python -m json.tool, etc.) in order to build up your own more complex scripts.
Currently available tools within ghtools
|gh-browse||Manually browse the GitHub API by URL|
|gh-list-members||List members of a GitHub organisation (may be removed)|
|gh-login||Login to GitHub, generating an OAuth login token|
|gh-migrate-project||Migrate an entire project between GitHub instances|
|gh-migrate-teams||Migrate organisation teams between GitHub instances|
|gh-org||Interact with organisations|
|gh-repo||Interact with repositories|
|gh-status||Submit commit build status to GitHub|
ghtools is, in particular, designed for interacting with multiple GitHub instances (i.e. github.com as well as your company’s GitHub Enterprise installation). You tell ghtools how to connect you non-github.com GitHub instances using “nicknames” and environment variables. For example, here’s how to login to a GitHub instance nicknamed “foo”, using a custom SSL cert bundle:
$ export GITHUB_FOO_API_ROOT=https://github.foo/api/v3 $ export GITHUB_FOO_CA_BUNDLE=/usr/share/ssl/github_foo.crt $ eval `gh-login --scope repo foo` $ gh-repo foo:alphagov/ghtools get $ gh-org foo:alphagov members
ghtools is released under the MIT license, a copy of which can be found in LICENSE.
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