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Manage multiple git repos

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A command-line tool to manage multiple git repos

This tool does two things

  • display the status of multiple git repos such as branch, modification, commit message side by side
  • delegate git commands for the repos from any working directory

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Here the colors denote the 5 situations between local and remote branches:

  • white: the local branch has no remote branch.
  • green: the local branch is the same as the remote branch.
  • red: the local branch has diverged from the remote branch.
  • purple: the local branch is ahead of the remote branch (good for push).
  • yellow: the local branch is behind the remote branch (good for merge).

The choice of purple for ahead and yellow for behind is motivated by blueshift and redshift, using green as baseline.

The additional status symbols have the following meaning:

  • +: staged changes
  • *: unstaged changes
  • _: untracked files/folders

The bookkeeping sub-commands are

  • gita add <repo-path(s)>: add repo(s) to gita
  • gita rm <repo-name>: remove repo from gita (won't remove repo from disk)
  • gita ls: display the status of all repos
  • gita ls <repo-name>: display the absolute path of the specified repo

The repo paths are saved in ~/.gita/repo_path.

The delegated git sub-commands are

  • gita branch <repo-name(s)>: show local branches for the specified repo(s)
  • gita clean <repo-name(s)>: remove untracked files/folders for the specified repo(s)
  • gita difftool <repo-name(s)>: show differences for the specified repo(s)
  • gita fetch: fetch remote updates for all repos
  • gita fetch <repo-name(s)>: fetch remote updates for the specified repo(s)
  • gita log <repo-name(s)>: show log of the specified repo(s)
  • gita merge <repo-name(s)>: merge remote updates for the specified repo(s)
  • gita patch <repo-name(s)>: make a patch for the specified repo(s)
  • gita pull <repo-name(s)>: pull remote updates for the specified repo(s)
  • gita push <repo-name(s)>: push local updates of the specified repo(s) to remote
  • gita remote <repo-name(s)>: show remote settings of the specified repo(s)
  • gita reflog <repo-name(s)>: show ref logs of the specified repo(s)
  • gita stat <repo-name(s)>: show repo(s) edit statistics
  • gita status <repo-name(s)>: show repo(s) status

The git commands arguments can be found in cmds.yml.


To install the latest version,

pip3 install -U gita

Alternatively, you can download the source code and run pip3 install -e <gita source folder>, i.e., the development mode. In either case, calling gita in bash may not work, then you can put the following line in the .bashrc file.

alias gita="python3 -m gita"


Custom git command aliases can be placed in ~/.gita/cmds.yml. For example, gita stat <repo-name(s)> is registered as

  cmd: diff --stat
  help: show edit statistics

and the delegated command is git diff --stat.

See more examples in the default cmds.yml. Note that custom sub-commands shadow the default ones.

TODO (not tracked by issues)

  • auto-completion

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