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Manages multiple git repositories

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A script that can handle multiple Git repositories locally. Written in Python, supports version 3.5 and upwards.

Installation

Make sure python is installed, then run

python setup.py install

or

pip install git_manager

to install the package. This will make it available by running git-manager (or git manager).

Usage

Git-Manager has different commands it provides:

  1. git-manager setup [pattern] – Sets up all repositories as configured in the Configuration file.
  2. git-manager clone – Clones a repository to a location determined by the repository url and the root directory. For example: git manager clone --save https://github.com/tkw1536/GitManager
  3. git-manager fetch [pattern] – Updates all local repositories by fetching all data from the remotes.
  4. git-manager pull [pattern] – Updates all local repositories by pulling all repositories.
  5. git-manager push [pattern] – Pushes all repositories to the remote.
  6. git-manager ls [pattern] – Lists all locally available repositories.
  7. git-manager status [pattern] – Shows all repositories that do not have a clean working tree, i.e. those where git status shows a message.
  8. git-manager state [pattern] – Shows all repositories for which the local branch is not equal to the remote branch.
  9. git-manager reconfigure – Updates configuration file with repositories found in a specific folder
  10. git-manager gc [pattern] – Runs houskeeping tasks on all local repositories

Some commands optionally accept the pattern argument. This can be used to filter repository by their name.

Repository patterns are simple glob-like pattern matches on standardized remote URLs. They can also be normal glob patterns on full URLs.

For example:

Pattern Examples
world git@github.com:hello/world.git, https://github.com/hello/world
hello/* git@github.com:hello/earth.git, git@github.com:hello/mars.git
hello/m* git@github.com:hello/mars.git, git@github.com:hello/mercury.git
github.com/*/* git@github.com:hello/world.git, git@github.com:bye/world.git
github.com/hello git@github.com:hello/world.git, git@github.com:hello/mars.git

Configuration

Git Manager can be configured through its configuration file. In order, it looks for the configuration file in the following locations:

  1. $GIT_MANAGER_CONFIG (if set)
  2. ~/.config/.gitmanager/config (or $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/.gitmanager/config if set)
  3. ~/.gitmanager

The configuration file is parsed line-by-line and declares which repositories are under GitManager control. It consists of three different types of directives:

  1. Root Line Configure the root folder to clone repositories to automatically. Starts with two hashes, then sets the folder relative to the users home directory. For example:

    ## /opt/repositories
    
  2. Comments Anything starting with a “#” will be treated as a comment. The same goes for empty (or whitespace-only) lines.

  3. Repository instruction To declare a repository write REPOSITORY_URL [FOLDER]. This declares that the repository from REPOSITORY_URL should be cloned into the folder FOLDER. In case the folder is omitted, the ‘humanish’ part of the URI will be taken automatically. All folder paths by default are relative to the users home folder, but this can be changed with the instruction below. Example:

    # makes the git/git repository available locally
    # in the folder ~/Projects/git
    https://github.com/git/git Projects/git
    
    # makes the GitManager repository available
    # in the folder ~/GitManager
    https://github.com/tkw1536/GitManager
    
  4. Group Instruction In the case where multiple repositories should be cloned into the same folder, it is inconvenient to always give the full path to that folder in the configuration file. For this reason GitManager supports the concept of a group. A group can be started by prefixing a line with the “>” character. A group takes one argument. A path to a folder all repositories should be cloned into. This is best illustrated in the form of an example:

    # We can create a group to store all our atom-related projects.
    # All repositories are automatically available in the ~/AtomProjects
    # folder.
    > AtomProjects
      https://github.com/atom/atom
      https://github.com/atom/markdown-preview
    
    # makes the GitManager repository available
    # in the folder ~/GitManager
    https://github.com/tkw1536/GitManager
    

    Groups completely support nesting. A sub-groups path and pattern for origin are relative to the parent group. To create a sub-group, add another “>” character in front of the line.

An example configuration file can be found in the file config_example.

Development and Testing

This project is unit tested with a high coverage rate. The tests can be run with:

nosetests --with-coverage --cover-package GitManager

Tests are automatically run on Travis CI after every commit.

License

The MIT License (MIT)

Copyright (c) 2016-17 Tom Wiesing

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of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal
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