Getting started: install Thor if you haven't.
gem install wycats-thor
You can install these tasks directly from the web:
thor install http://github.com/mislav/thor-tasks/tree/master/github.thor?raw=true
If you want to inspect and try out the tasks without installing, you should clone the repo:
git clone git://github.com/mislav/thor-tasks.git cd thor-tasks thor list
That command will get you a list of tasks together with their usage information. So, if you like them:
thor install github.thor --as GitHub
Later you'll wish to update:
git pull thor update GitHub
On update, Thor will try to fetch the tasks from the same source you specified during install.
That's it. And now for a bit of fun.
Imagine the most common GitHub scenario: somebody forked your project, and now you want to pull changes from it. This is where the
track task comes in:
fetch and tracking branch creation happens behind the scenes:
git remote add mislav git://github.com/mislav/repo-name.git git fetch --no-tags mislav master:refs/remotes/mislav/master git branch mislav --track mislav/master
Saved us a lot of typing, didn't it? The
create task is even better:
This asks you for your GitHub login, sends out a HTTP request to create a new repository and creates this setup:
git remote add origin firstname.lastname@example.org:user/new-repo.git git push origin master git config branch.master.remote origin git config branch.master.merge refs/heads/master
Uploading your project to GitHub has never been quicker!