concurrent, pipelined, platform-agnostic Git utilities for managing a large number of Git repositories
Platform-independent (Linux/Mac/Windows) Git utilities, useful for managing large (100+) numbers of Git repos.
Speed is an emphasis throughout, with concurrency
asyncio and pipelining enabled in much of the program.
This uses command-line
git because PyGit also requires command-line Git installed, and we don't need the advanced functionality.
An important feature in
is showing which forks of your repos have had changes "ahead of" your code. This shows your code is being improved, even if the forked repo didn't make a pull request. I don't know of any other easy way out there to find this.
Count how many total GitHub stars a GitHub account has:
python GithubStarTotal.py username
That will take a couple seconds even for large numbers of repos.
Also see Git utilities for managing large (100+) numbers of users / teams, particularly for education and institutions.
Install Git in a way accessible from the command line line
brew install git
apt install git
- Windows: command line Git.
python -m pip install -e .
I didn't know of any other easy ways to do these Git tasks:
gitbranchTells of any non-master branches under directory ~/code
gitemaillist all contributor email addresses. Optionally, amend email addresses for prior Git commits
Sync large number of git repos
These assume numerous subdirectories under
They work very quickly for large numbers (100+) repos.
gitmodifiedcheck if any local repos have pending changes
gitcheckcheck if any remote repos are ahead of local
gitpullGit pulls all repos
gitfetchGit fetches all repos
You can place an empty file
.nogit in a subdirectory to skip it.
[optional] speedup with https pull
For public repos, to make the Git remote checking go at least twice as fast, and significantly reduce the computational burden when SSH is used for
git push (as is recommended), consider the "pushInsteadOf" global Git config.
To do this, when cloning a public repo (including ones you're a collaborator on), use
git clone https://.
This global SSH push config one-time does SSH push for HTTPS-cloned repos:
git config --global url."ssh://github.com/".pushInsteadOf https://github.com/
The pattern matching can be made for all sites by omitting
github.com from the command above, or you can refine it for each site, or even for specific usernames by editing the command above.
For private repos, simply clone with SSH as usual
Preview all changed Jekyll files
This is for a website made using Jekyll:
Python GitHub API
Most users will need a GitHub API token, as the unauthenticated API access is severly limited.
- Generate GitHub API token with ONLY the
- Copy that text string to a secure location on your computer.
GitHub user stats
ListAllGithubRepos username OauthKey
Gives stats on GitHub repos for a particular user.
It requires extra prereqs via:
pip install -e .[github]