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Tool for managing remote repositories from your git CLI!

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Control your remote git hosting services from the git commandline. The usage is very simple. To clone a new project, out of github, just issue:

% git-repo hub clone guyzmo/git-repo

But that works also with a project from gitlab, bitbucket, or your own gitlab:

% git-repo lab clone guyzmo/git-repo
% git-repo bb clone guyzmo/git-repo
% git-repo myprecious clone guyzmo/git-repo

If you want to can choose the default branch to clone:

% git-repo lab clone guyzmo/git-repo master

Though sometimes, as you’re starting a new project, you want to create a new repository to push to:

% git-repo hub create guyzmo/git-repo

actually the namespace is facultative, as per default you can (and want to) only create new repositories within your own account.

You might also want to add an existing remote ref to your workspace, and that can be easily done with:

% git-repo lab add guyzmo/git-repo

Which will add as the gitlab remote!

Finally, you can open the repository’s page, using the open command:

% git-repo lab open guyzmo/git-repo


You can get the tool using pypi:

% pip install git-repo

or by getting the sources and running:

% python3 install


To configure git-repo you need to tweak your ~/.gitconfig. For each service you’ve got an account on, you have to make a section in the gitconfig:

[gitrepo "gitlab"]
    private-key = YourVerySecretKey

[gitrepo "github"]
    private-key = YourOtherVerySecretKey

[gitrepo "bitbucket"]
    private-key = username:password

Here, we’re setting the basics: just the private key. You’ll notice that for bitbucket the private key is your username and password seperated by a column. That’s because bitbucket does not offer throw away private keys for tools (I might implement BB’s OAuth at some point).

You also have the ability to set up an alias:

[gitrepo "bitbucket"]
    alias = bit
    private-key = username:password

that will change the command you use for a name you’ll prefer to handle actions for the service you use:

% git-repo bit clone guyzmo/git-repo

Also, you can setup your own gitlab self-hosted server, using that configuration:

[gitrepo "myprecious"]
    type = gitlab
    private-key = YourSuperPrivateKey
    url =

Finally, to make it really cool, you can make a few aliases in your gitconfig:

    hub = repo hub
    lab = repo lab
    bb = repo bb
    perso = repo perso

So you can run the tool as a git subcommand:

git hub clone guyzmo/git-repo


  • [ ] make it possible to choose method (SSH or HTTPS)
  • [ ] make a git-repo fork action that will:
    • make a fork on the remote repository
    • clone the fork locally
    • add both the fork and the forked as remotes
  • [ ] add OAuth support for bitbucket
  • for more features, write an issue or, even better, a PR!


Copyright ⓒ Bernard `Guyzmo` Pratz <>

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License
as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2
of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA  02110-1301, USA.

See the LICENSE file for the full license.

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