gitup (the git-repo-updater)
gitup is a tool for updating multiple git repositories at once. It is smart enough to handle several remotes, dirty working directories, diverged local branches, detached HEADs, and more. It was originally created to manage a large collection of projects and deal with sporadic internet access.
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 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:
You can control how deep gitup will look for repositories in a given directory,
if that directory is not a git repo by itself, with the
--depth 0 will disable recursion entirely, meaning the provided paths
must be repos by themselves.
--depth 1 will descend one level (this is the
old behavior from pre-0.5 gitup).
--depth -1 will recurse indefinitely,
which is not recommended. The default is
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 skip this step and 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 your git config to do this by default.
For a full list of all command arguments and abbreviations: