git-template is a tool to provide a somewhat broader templating functionality than the one provided with git itself.
Git templates only relate to files in the .git directory, but git-template templates can include files throughout the working set.
Additionally, git-template provides some out-of-the-box templates, of particular note, ones relevant to Unity3D users, XCode users, and MonoDevelop/Visual Studio users.
Add the git-template/bin directory to your path. For Mac (and Linux/BSD/etc) this can be done by editing the ".profile" file in your home directory. For example, if you installed git-template to ~/Tools/git-template, then you would add this line at the end of your .profile:
If you use Unity, see UNITY_README.markdown for further instructions
- A Unix-like environment, particularly including Bash.
Note that this was developed/tested under MacOS X, which should work fine out-of-the-box. I have not attempted to use this under Cygwin on Windows, but things should work fine.
cd /path/to/your/git/repo git template --list ... git template SomeTemplateName ... git template --info ... git template --freshen
- More rigorous testing of symlink use-cases.
- Ability to specify removal of files (example: existing hook files in hooks directory, for Unity_Desktop template...).
- Add git-cleanup script, run it whenever a .gitignore is adjusted.
- Way to specify some things, such as .gitignore in terms of lines that must/must not be present.
- Less awkward project structure.
- Actual test-suite.
- Installation instructions.