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Python module to simplify loading of snapshot of git repository

Project description

gitsnapshot

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A simple library to load snapshots of git repository.

Usage

To load git repository call load_repo as follows:

from gitsnapshot import load_repo

load_repo('~/target/directory', 'git@github.com/test/repo')

This code creates folder ~/target/directory if this folder doesn't exists, and then clone shallow copy of repository git@github.com/test/repo. By default this function loads current master branch.

To load another branch (i.e. develop) pass branch name in branch parameter:

from gitsnapshot import load_repo

load_repo('~/target/directory', 'git@github.com/test/repo', branch='develop')

Also you can load snapshot by tag:

from gitsnapshot import load_repo

load_repo('~/target/directory', 'git@github.com/test/repo', tag='v0.1.2')

Or by commit hash:

from gitsnapshot import load_repo

load_repo('~/target/directory', 'git@github.com/test/repo', commit='abcdef')

Errors

load_repo function return optional string with error description. If load_repo returned None then no errors was happened.

Reusing of directory

If you try to load repository snapshot into existing directory with another snapshot of the same repository, load_repo will return error. To avoid this behavior pass use_existing=True as argument.

from gitsnapshot import load_repo

load_repo('~/target/directory', 'git@github.com/test/repo', use_existing=True)

In this case load_repo will load repository index and will checkout to specified branch, tag or commit.

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