git-clone-init - create new project from clone
Creates a new
git-clone-init bash script in your path which can be used to quickly create a new project from a git clone. See below for details of what it does.
npm install -g git-clone-init # install once # when you want to create new project, cd to a parent directory # run git-clone-init with gitPath and your desired projectName # it clones and inits into a new folder projectName git-clone-init https://github.com/jeffbski/base-react-min.git projectName # You may use gitURLs or local paths to a git project git-clone-init ~/projects/base-react projectName
- requires bash
What it does
This is a rough summary of the commands performed by git-clone-init, see
git-clone-init.bash for full details.
baseRepo="$1" projectName="$2" # ... verify params, ensure target directory doesn't exist # exit on any error set -e # clone and re-init git clone "$baseRepo" "$projectName" cd "$projectName" rm -rf .git git init # replace PROJECT_NAME with projectName in a few files sed -i'.orig' "s/PROJECT_NAME/$projectName/g" package.json README.md rm package.json.orig README.md.orig # initial commit git add . git commit -m "Initial commit"
In order to create new projects, I need a way to quickly setup a structure and copy in some files. I wanted something easier and lighter than a yeoman generator and since I normally just do this with git clone, I figured I could easily wrap up a few commands in this bash script.
It does simple inline replace with sed for PROJECT_NAME in package.json and README.md.
If you need anything more complex, check out yeoman generators.