Save and Restore Your Development Directory
If you're like me, you have many projects under a directory called
You may even have some nested directories for related projects. As an example,
here's a fraction of my development directory:
./allaboutcheetahs.info/ ./diceware/ ./docker/check-disk-space/ ./docker/health-check/ ./node/circuitbreaker-demo/ ./node/neural-network/ ./s3/bucket-sizes/ ./s3/disk-usage/ ./snowdrift/ ./ssh-to/
Each of those projects is something that is checked out from GitHub.
While I do back up my machine with Time Machine, I wanted additional options, especially in the scenario where I'm not restoring a machine, but instead moving to a new machine.
So I wrote these scripts. They're relatively straightforward.
Saving Your Development Directory
save.sh script as follows:
bash <(curl -s https://raw.githubusercontent.com/dmuth/save-and-restore-development-directory/master/save.sh) path/to/development/directory repos.txt
This will go through your development directory, find every Git repo,
and write the directory path (relative to the path given above)
origin Git resource it uses.
Restoring Your Development Directory
restore.sh script as follows:
bash <(curl -s https://raw.githubusercontent.com/dmuth/save-and-restore-development-directory/master/restore.sh) repos.txt path/to/new/directory
That will go through the file with directories and repos, and clone each of them the target directory, mirroring the directory structure of the old development directory.
Q: What if there are multiple remotes on a repo?
A: These scripts do not address this.
Q: What if a clone in
restore.sh fails because I didn't have
ssh-agent set up, etc.?
A: Then the script will stop.
Q: What if a repo's directory exists due to a previously aborted run of
A: If a repo's directory exists, it will be sanity checked to make sure the repo is sane, and then skipped.
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You can also read about these scripts on my blog...