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Manage and sync multiple git, mercurial, and svn repos

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$ vcspull · Python Package License Code Coverage

Manage and sync multiple git, svn, and mercurial repos via JSON or YAML file. Compare to myrepos, mu-repo. Built on libvcs.

Great if you use the same repos at the same locations across multiple machines or want to clone / update a pattern of repos without having to cd into each one.

  • clone / update to the latest repos with $ vcspull
  • use filters to specify a location, repo url or pattern in the manifest to clone / update
  • supports svn, git, hg version control systems
  • automatically checkout fresh repositories
  • supports pip-style URL's (RFC3986-based url scheme)

See the documentation, configuration examples, and config generators.

How to


$ pip install --user vcspull

Developmental releases

You can test the unpublished version of vcspull before its released.

  • pip:

    $ pip install --user --upgrade --pre vcspull
  • pipx:

    $ pipx install --suffix=@next 'vcspull' --pip-args '\--pre' --force

    Then use vcspull@next sync [config]....


Add your repos to ~/.vcspull.yaml.

vcspull does not currently scan for repos on your system, but it may in the future

  flask: "git+"
  awesome: "git+git://"
  libds: "git+"
    repo: "git+"
      tony: "git+ssh://"

(see the author's .vcspull.yaml, more configuration)

$HOME/.vcspull.yaml and $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/vcspull/ (~/.config/vcspull) can be used as a declarative manifest to clone you repos consistently across machines. Subsequent syncs of nitialized repos will fetch the latest commits.

Sync your repos

$ vcspull sync

Keep nested VCS repositories updated too, lets say you have a mercurial or svn project with a git dependency:

external_deps.yaml in your project root (any filename will do):

  sdl2pp: "git+"

Clone / update repos via config file:

$ vcspull sync -c external_deps.yaml '*'

See the Quickstart for more.

Pulling specific repos

Have a lot of repos?

you can choose to update only select repos through fnmatch patterns. remember to add the repos to your ~/.vcspull.{json,yaml} first.

The patterns can be filtered by by directory, repo name or vcs url.

Any repo starting with "fla":

$ vcspull sync "fla*"

Any repo with django in the name:

$ vcspull sync "*django*"

Search by vcs + url, since urls are in this format +://:

$ vcspull sync "git+*"

Any git repo with python in the vcspull:

$ vcspull sync "git+*python*

Any git repo with django in the vcs url:

$ vcspull sync "git+*django*"

All repositories in your ~/code directory:

$ vcspull sync "$HOME/code/*"


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