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git helper tool to clone/open/auto-install/edit a git project with a one-liner.

> gito cesarferreira/dryrun -e


  • Quickly clone any git project and changes directory.
  • Can automatically open the folder in finder .
  • Can automatically open the project in any editor.
  • Can clone the project into a system temporary folder.
  • Auto detects project type and auto installs dependencies accordingly.
  • The project type detections can be added without releasing a new gem version.


🚙 git clones this url:

$ gito cesarferreira/dryrun

🚕 git clone, install, open and edit the project

$ gito cesarferreira/dryrun --edit --open

🚗 git clone on a operating system /temp/ folder, install, and edit the project

$ gito cesarferreira/dryrun --edit --temp

🚓 set the editor to be 'subl' from now on

$ gito cesarferreira/dryrun -s subl

🚕 git clone, install, open and edit the project from github on a temp folder

$ gito -e -o -t

🏎 git clone, install from another git source

$ gito


$ gem install gito


$ gito -h
Usage: gito GIT_URL [OPTIONS]

    -s, --set-editor EDITOR          Set a custom editor to open the project (e.g. "atom", "subl", "vim", etc.
    -e, --edit                       Open the project on an editor
    -o, --open                       Open the project on Finder
    -d, --dryrun                     Does not install the dependencies
    -t, --temp                       Clones the project into a temporary folder
    -k, --keep                       Clones the whole git history and not just the last snapshot
    -h, --help                       Displays help
    -v, --version                    Displays the version

Supported type detections/auto-installs

So far it auto-installs these types:

  • Ruby
  • Gradle
  • node.js
  • C/C++
  • Elixir
  • Python
  • Go (Govendor, Glide)
  • Cocoapods
  • Carthage
  • Swift Package Manager
  • Rust
  • Haskell

Create a pull request by editing detector.json file if you want more types to be added.


A lot of times I find myself wanting to try some code from github and in order to do so I have to copy the git URL, go to the terminal, git clone, find out the folder name, go to the folder and based on the type of project I need to bundle install, ./gradlew assemble, npm install, pip install ., mix deps.get, make install, you name it. And after that, opening it in my text editor of choice manually... Not anymore!


I welcome and encourage all pull requests. It usually will take me within 24-48 hours to respond to any issue or request. Here are some basic rules to follow to ensure timely addition of your request:

  1. If its a feature, bugfix, or anything please only change code to what you specify.
  2. Please keep PR titles easy to read and descriptive of changes, this will make them easier to merge :)
  3. Pull requests must be made against develop branch. Any other branch (unless specified by the maintainers) will get rejected.
  4. Check for existing issues first, before filing an issue.
  5. Have fun!

Created & Maintained By

Cesar Ferreira (@cesarmcferreira)

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