A python module for simple interaction with git via subprocess
# simplegit A python module for simple interaction with git via subprocess.
### How? ` # pip install simplegit ` (note: this doesn’t work via pip yet. Working on that.) `python from simplegit import Git git = Git() output_lines, returncode, error_lines = git.status() `
### Why? In personal projects, I always find myself writing scripts to automate parts of the development process. One example is checking out a gh-pages branch for a Github Pages website, pushing to gh-pages, then checking out master again - usually I have a script called push.py which automates this. If you’re conditionally ignoring files based on the branch, you have even more processing to do (including extra commits). It’s kind of clumsy to execute these git commands using python’s subprocess, so simplegit provides a nice wrapper.
### How does it work? The Git class form simplegit simply takes a call to it (for example Git().status(“-s”)), builds a subprocess command, executes it, and returns the relevant information. Any git command (e.g. status, commit, push, pull) is available, since the python object blindly proxies the function name to build the command (e.g. git.add(“-A”) -> git add -A). Some examples:
`python lines, rtncode, err_lines = git.status("-s") lines, rtncode, err_lines = git.commit("-m 'A fun message'") `
If you need to call a git command that would produce a python syntax error, like ls-files, you can use Git().call:
`python git.call("ls-files", "--others --exclude-standard") `
### Contributing Right now, this is just a one-off side project that I started. If you’d like to contribute or have ideas, pull requests are welcome!
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