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GitHub Action

GitHub Repo Sync

v2.3.0 Latest version

GitHub Sync

All Contributors

A GitHub Action for syncing the current repository using force push.

Features

  • Sync branches between two GitHub repositories
  • Sync branches from a remote repository
  • GitHub action can be triggered on a timer or on push
  • To push to a remote repository, please checkout git-sync
  • Support syncing tags.

Usage

Create a personal access token and add to repository's secret as PAT

GitHub Actions

# File: .github/workflows/repo-sync.yml

on:
  schedule:
  - cron:  "*/15 * * * *"
  workflow_dispatch:

jobs:
  repo-sync:
    runs-on: ubuntu-latest
    steps:
    - uses: actions/checkout@v2
      with:
        persist-credentials: false
    - name: repo-sync
      uses: repo-sync/github-sync@v2
      with:
        source_repo: ""
        source_branch: ""
        destination_branch: ""
        github_token: ${{ secrets.PAT }}

If source_repo is private or with another provider, either (1) use an authenticated HTTPS repo clone url like https://${access_token}@github.com/owner/repository.git or (2) set a SSH_PRIVATE_KEY secret environment variable and use the SSH clone url

Advanced Usage: Sync all branches

  1. Make a backup
  2. Create a new branch in your repo (destination repo), it should not share the name with any branch in source repo
  3. Make the new branch the default branch under repo settings
  4. Use * for both source_branch and destination_branch
  5. Optionally, you can force sync all tags:
    with:
      sync_tags: "true"
    

This will force sync ALL branches to match source repo. Branches that are created only in the destination repo will not be affected but all the other branches will be hard reset to match source repo. ⚠️ This does mean if upstream ever creates a branch that shares the name, your changes will be gone.

Contributors

Thanks goes to these wonderful people (emoji key):


Wei He

💻 📖 🎨 🤔

Zeke Sikelianos

📖 🤔

Alex Page

🐛

xtqqczze

💻 📖

Kay Harrison-Sims

🐛

Gibby

💻

This project follows the all-contributors specification. Contributions of any kind welcome!