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Easily update multiple git repositories at once

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gitup (the git-repo-updater)

gitup is a tool for updating multiple git repositories at once. It is smart enough to handle several remotes, dirty working directories, diverged local branches, detached HEADs, and more. It was originally created to manage a large collection of projects and deal with sporadic internet access.

gitup should work on OS X, Linux, and Windows. You should have the latest version of git and either Python 2.7 or Python 3 installed.


With Homebrew:

brew install gitup

From source


git clone git://
cd git-repo-updater

Then, to install for everyone:

sudo python install

or for just yourself (make sure you have ~/.local/bin in your PATH):

python install --user

Finally, simply delete the git-repo-updater directory, and you're done!

Note: If you are using Windows, you may wish to add a macro so you can invoke gitup in any directory. Note that C:\python27\ refers to the directory where Python is installed:

DOSKEY gitup=c:\python27\python.exe c:\python27\Scripts\gitup $*


There are two ways to update repos: you can pass them as command arguments, or save them as "bookmarks".

For example:

gitup ~/repos/foo ~/repos/bar ~/repos/baz

will automatically pull to the foo, bar, and baz git repositories. Additionally, you can just type:

gitup ~/repos

to automatically update all git repositories in that directory.

To add bookmarks, either of these will work:

gitup --add ~/repos/foo ~/repos/bar ~/repos/baz
gitup --add ~/repos

Then, to update all of your bookmarks, just run gitup without args:


Delete a bookmark:

gitup --delete ~/repos

View your current bookmarks:

gitup --list

You can mix and match bookmarks and command arguments:

gitup --add ~/repos/foo ~/repos/bar
gitup ~/repos/baz            # update 'baz' only
gitup                        # update 'foo' and 'bar' only
gitup ~/repos/baz --update   # update all three!

Update all git repositories in your current directory:

gitup .

You can control how deep gitup will look for repositories in a given directory, if that directory is not a git repo by itself, with the --depth (or -t) option. --depth 0 will disable recursion entirely, meaning the provided paths must be repos by themselves. --depth 1 will descend one level (this is the old behavior from pre-0.5 gitup). --depth -1 will recurse indefinitely, which is not recommended. The default is --depth 3.

By default, gitup will fetch all remotes in a repository. Pass --current-only (or -c) to make it fetch only the remote tracked by the current branch.

Also by default, gitup will try to fast-forward all branches that have upstreams configured. It will always skip branches where this is not possible (e.g. dirty working directory or a merge/rebase is required). Pass --fetch-only (or -f) to skip this step and only fetch remotes.

After fetching, gitup will keep remote-tracking branches that no longer exist upstream. Pass --prune (or -p) to delete them, or set fetch.prune or remote.<name>.prune in your git config to do this by default.

For a full list of all command arguments and abbreviations:

gitup --help

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