An executable gem that assists with managing multiple git repositories
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r-git is an executable gem that assists with managing multiple git repositories. The current functionality allows you to perform the following actions on multiple repositories at once:

  • Pull
  • Checkout
  • Fetch
  • View the status

+r-git - pull multiple repositories

Imagine the scenario where you have several git projects under some parent:

└── personal-projects
    ├── arbitary-sub-folder
    │   ├── projectX (git repo)
    │   ├── projectY (git repo)
    └── r-git (git repo)
└── work-projects
    ├── repo-one (git repo)
    └── repo-two (git repo)

r-git has the concepts of 'roots' in our scenario personal-projects and work-projects are our roots. I register these by running the following from within each folder:

$ rgit add-root

Running any of the following commands will result in that command being executed across all projects within the root:

  • rgit status

    Status of all repositories

  • rgit pull

    Execute git pull on all repositories

  • rgit fetch

    Execute git fetch on all repositories

  • rgit checkout development

    Execute git checkout development on all repositories

For example: executing rgit fetch from within any folder in personal-projects will run git fetch on all repositories in that folder/root.

It's that simple!


Install it yourself as:

$ gem install r-git


r-git is an executable gem with the following CLI options.

    rgit [global options] COMMAND [command options]

    -v                         Run verbosely

    add-root [PATH]            Add a root directory (defaults to pwd).
    remove-root [PATH]         Remove a root directory (defaults to pwd).
    show-roots                 Show roots.
    pull                       Git pull
    fetch                      Git fetch
    checkout BRANCH            Git checkout
    status                     Git status
    -h, --help                 Show this message
    version                    Show version

See the main description for examples of how to use r-git


After checking out the repo, run bin/setup to install dependencies. Then, run rake spec to run the tests. You can also run bin/console for an interactive prompt that will allow you to experiment. rubocop can be run to inspec code style.

To install this gem onto your local machine, run bundle exec rake install.

To release a new version, update the version number in version.rb, and then run bundle exec rake release, which will create a git tag for the version, push git commits and tags, and push the .gem file to


Bug reports and pull requests are welcome on GitHub at


The gem is available as open source under the terms of the MIT License.