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Grit is a simple git repo manager with limited remote object proxying, a http back-end and simple cli.

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1 Overview

Grit is a simple and light-weight git repository manager or git-compatible digital asset management system with limited remote object proxying, a http back-end and easy to use command line, python and cli user interfaces.

Note

This is early prototype code, is missing many important features and probably won’t work for you.

Documentation: http://rsgalloway.github.com/grit

1.1 Features

  • Python WSGI “Smart HTTP” server
  • Limited remote object proxying
  • Stream blob data from remote repositories
  • Hierarchical repos with top-down inheritance
  • Check out individual blobs
  • Python and HTTP+JSON read/write API
  • Supports a centralized workflow
  • Command line, Python and web UIs
  • Git not required

1.2 Known Issues

Known issues as of this release:

  • Currently no support for diff, status, submodule or tag
  • Poor performance with large binary files
  • Can only checkout repos and blobs, not trees

1.3 Requirements

  • Python (2.6.5)
  • Dulwich (0.7.0)
  • Git (optional)

1.4 Noted differences from git

  • A branch in grit is different from a branch in git in that a branch is a child of a repo and inherits its files automatically. Files can be overwritten at the branch level.
  • Grit supports (limited) remote object proxying, so you can browse and get information about an object without checking it out.
  • Checkouts in grit are different in that you can check out a given version (latest by default) of a repo, or a single file.

2 Installation

$ easy_install grit

or, download the source and

$ sudo python setup.py install

2.1 Environment Variables

The following environment variables are used, but not required.

GRIT_LOG_LEVEL     logging level (default is 20)
GRIT_SERVER_PORT   default port to run the grit server on (default is 8080)
GRIT_STATIC_DIR    filesystem location for serving web UI elements

3 Basic Usage

grit COMMAND [OPTIONS]

Commands:

new     make new repo at url
co      check out files from repo at url
ci      check in files to repo at url
serve   serve a repo or directory of repos

4 License

See file named LICENSE for license terms governing over the entire project.

Some, explisitely labeled so constituent files/works are licensed under separate, more-permissive terms. See disclaimers at the start of the files for details.

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