gitup (the git-repo-updater)
gitup is a tool designed to update a large number of git repositories at once. It is smart enough to handle multiple remotes, branches, dirty working directories, and more, hopefully providing a great way to get everything up-to-date for short periods of internet access between long periods of none.
gitup should work on OS X, Linux, and Windows. You should have the latest version of git and either Python 2.7 or Python 3 installed.
brew install gitup
git clone git://github.com/earwig/git-repo-updater.git cd git-repo-updater
Then, to install for everyone:
sudo python setup.py install
...or for just yourself (make sure you have
~/.local/bin in your PATH):
python setup.py install --user
Finally, simply delete the
git-repo-updater directory, and you're done!
Note: If you are using Windows, you may wish to add a macro so you can
invoke gitup in any directory. Note that
C:\python27\ refers to the
directory where Python is installed:
DOSKEY gitup=c:\python27\python.exe c:\python27\Scripts\gitup $*
There are two ways to update repos: you can pass them as command arguments, or save them as "bookmarks".
gitup ~/repos/foo ~/repos/bar ~/repos/baz
will automatically pull to the
baz git repositories.
Additionally, you can just type:
to automatically update all git repositories in that directory.
To add a bookmark (or bookmarks), either of these will work:
gitup --add ~/repos/foo ~/repos/bar ~/repos/baz gitup --add ~/repos
Then, to update all of your bookmarks, just run gitup without args:
Delete a bookmark:
gitup --delete ~/repos
View your current bookmarks:
You can mix and match bookmarks and command arguments:
gitup --add ~/repos/foo ~/repos/bar gitup ~/repos/baz # update 'baz' only gitup # update 'foo' and 'bar' only gitup ~/repos/baz --update # update all three!
Update all git repositories in your current directory:
By default, gitup will fetch all remotes in a repository. Pass
-c) to make it fetch only the remote tracked by the current branch.
Also by default, gitup will try to fast-forward all branches that have
upstreams configured. It will always skip branches where this is not possible
(e.g. dirty working directory or a merge/rebase is required). Pass
-f) to only fetch remotes.
After fetching, gitup will keep remote-tracking branches that no longer exist
-p) to delete them, or set
remote.<name>.prune in git config to do this by default.
For a full list of all command arguments and abbreviations:
Finally, all paths can be either absolute (e.g.
/path/to/repo) or relative