A console script that allows you to easily update multiple git repositories at once
Latest commit 29c3043 Jan 18, 2017 @earwig Version bump for 0.5


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.


With Homebrew:

brew install gitup

From source


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".

For example:

gitup ~/repos/foo ~/repos/bar ~/repos/baz

will automatically pull to the foo, bar, and baz git repositories. Additionally, you can just type:

gitup ~/repos

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:

gitup --list

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:

gitup .

By default, gitup will fetch all remotes in a repository. Pass --current-only (or -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 --fetch-only (or -f) to only fetch remotes.

After fetching, gitup will keep remote-tracking branches that no longer exist upstream. Pass --prune (or -p) to delete them, or set fetch.prune or remote.<name>.prune in git config to do this by default.

For a full list of all command arguments and abbreviations:

gitup --help

Finally, all paths can be either absolute (e.g. /path/to/repo) or relative (e.g. ../my/repo).