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Tool for managing remote repositories from your git CLI!

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Git-Repo: git services CLI utility

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main commands

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


% git hub clone guyzmo/git-repo

But that works also with a project from GitLab, Bitbucket, or your own


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

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


% git 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 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 lab add guyzmo/git-repo

Which will add ```` as the ``gitlab``

Also, you can fork a repository using:


% git hub fork neovim/neovim

and of course, you can delete it using:


% git bb delete guyzmo/git-repo

Also, you can open the repository's page, using the ``open`` command:


% git lab open guyzmo/git-repo
Successfully fetched branch `2` of `guyzmo/git-repo` into `request-2`!

Requests for merges *(aka Pull Requests aka Merge Requests)*

Once you're all set with your repository, you can check requests to
merge (aka Pull Requests on github) using the ``request`` command:


% git hub request guyzmo/git-repo list
List of open requests to merge:
id title URL
2 prefer gitrepo.<target>.token > privatekey, docs

And fetch it locally to check and/or amend it before merging:


% git hub request guyzmo/git-repo fetch 2

Or you can create a pull-request by doing a:


% git hub request create guyzmo/git-repo myfeature master 'My neat feature' -m 'So much to say about that feature…'

Gists or snippets

Finally, another extra feature you can play with is the gist handling:


% git hub gist list
id title This is a test gist

Then you can list files within it:


% git hub gist list a7ce4fddba7744ddf335
language size name
Python 1048
% git hub -v gist list
language size name
Markdown 16
reStructuredText 17 README.rst

to output it locally, you can use the fetch command (and specify the
file if there's more than one):


% git hub gist fetch >
% git hub gist fetch 4a0dd9177524b2b125e9166640666737 LICENSE > LICENSE_from_gist

but for more thorough modifications or consulting, you can as well clone


% git hub gist clone 4a0dd9177524b2b125e9166640666737
Pulling from github |████████████████████████████████|
Successfully cloned `4a0dd9177524b2b125e9166640666737` into `./4a0dd9177524b2b125e9166640666737`!

And when you're done you just get rid of it:


% git hub gist -f delete 4a0dd9177524b2b125e9166640666737
Successfully deleted gist!

*Nota Bene*: Thanks to ``git`` CLI flexibility, by installing
``git-repo`` you directly have access to the tool using
``git-repo hub …`` or ``git repo hub …``. For the ``git hub …``
call, you have to set up aliases, see below how to configure that.

And as a bonus, each time it's adding a new remote, it's updating the
``all`` remote, so that you can push your code to all your remote
repositories in one command:


% git push all master


You can get the tool using pypi (use ``pip3`` if you have both Python2
and Python3 installed):


% pip install git-repo

or by getting the sources and running:


% python3 install


To configure ``git-repo`` you simply have to call the following command:


% git repo config

and a wizard will run you through getting the authentication token for
the service, add the command alias or the name of the remote. Though,
configuring custom services is still not handled by the wizard…

But if you prefer manual configuration you'll have to tweak your
``~/.gitconfig``. For each service you've got an account on, you have to
make a section in the gitconfig:


[gitrepo "gitlab"]
token = YourVerySecretKey

[gitrepo "github"]
token = YourOtherVerySecretKey

[gitrepo "bitbucket"]
token = username:password

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

You also have the ability to set up an alias:


[gitrepo "bitbucket"]
alias = bit
token = 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


[gitrepo "myprecious"]
type = gitlab
token = YourSuperPrivateKey
fqdn =

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


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


For development, I like to use ``buildout``, and the repository is
already configured for that. All you have to do, is install buildout,
and then call it from the root of the repository:


% pip install zc.buildout
% buildout

and then you'll have the executable in ``bin``:


% bin/git-repo --help

Verbose running

You can repeat the ``-v`` argument several times to increase the level
of verbosity of ``git-repo``. The more arguments you give, the more
details you'll have.

- ``-v`` will set the debugging level to ``DEBUG``, giving some
execution info ;
- ``-vv`` will print out all the git commands that are being executed ;
- ``-vvv`` will give more verbose insight on the git layer ;
- ``-vvvv`` will output all the HTTP exchanges with the different
APIs ;
- ``-vvvvv`` will printout how were parsed the arguments.


To run the tests:


% bin/py.test

You can use the following options for py.test to help you debug when
tests fail:

- ``-v`` will show more details upon errors
- ``-x`` will stop upon the first failure
- ``--pdb`` will launch the debugger where an exception has been

The tests use recordings of exchanged HTTP data, so that we don't need
real credentials and a real connection, when testing the API on minor
changes. Those recordings are called cassettes, thanks to the
`betamax <>`__ framework being in
use in the test suites.

When running existing tests, based on the provided cassettes, you don't
need any setting. Also, if you've got a configuration in
``~/.gitconfig``, the tests will use them. Anyway, you can use
environment variables for those settings (environment variables will
have precedence over the configuration settings):

To use your own credentials, you can setup the following environment

- ``GITHUB_NAMESPACE`` (which defaults to ``not_configured``) is the
name of the account to use on GitHub
- ``GITLAB_NAMESPACE`` (which defaults to ``not_configured``) is the
name of the account to use on GitLab
- ``BITBUCKET_NAMESPACE`` (which defaults to ``not_configured``) is the
name of the account to use on Bitbucket
- ``PRIVATE_KEY_GITHUB`` your private token you've setup on GitHub for
your account
- ``PRIVATE_KEY_GITLAB`` your private token you've setup on GitLab for
your account
- ``PRIVATE_KEY_BITBUCKET`` your private token you've setup on
Bitbucket for your account


- [x] make a ``git-repo fork`` action
- [x] make it possible to choose method (SSH or HTTPS)
- [x] handle default branches properly
- [x] make a nice way to push to all remotes at once
- [x] refactor the code into multiple modules
- [x] add regression tests (and actually find a smart way to implement
- [x] add travis build
- [x] show a nice progress bar, while it's fetching (cf
`#15 <>`__)
- [ ] add support for handling gists
- [x] github support
- [ ] gitlab support (cf
`#12 <>`__)
- [ ] bitbucket support (cf
`#13 <>`__)
- [ ] add support for handling pull requests
- [x] github support
- [ ] gitlab support (cf
`#10 <>`__)
- [ ] bitbucket support (cf
`#11 <>`__)
- [ ] add OAuth support for bitbucket (cf
`#14 <>`__)
- [ ] add support for managing SSH keys (cf
`#22 <>`__)
- [ ] add support for issues?
- [ ] add support for gogs (cf
`#18 <>`__)
- [ ] add support for gerrit (cf
`#19 <>`__)
- [ ] do what's needed to make a nice documentation — if possible in
markdown !@#$
- for more features, write an issue or, even better, a PR!


The project and original idea has been brought and is maintained by:

- Bernard [@guyzmo]( Pratz —
`commits <>`__

With code contributions coming from:

- [@guyhughes]( —
`commits <>`__
- [@buaazp]( —
`commits <>`__
- [@peterazmanov]( —
`commits <>`__
- [@Crazybus]( —
`commits <>`__



Copyright ©2016 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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