Remote repository management made easy
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ghq - Manage remote repository clones


'ghq' provides a way to organize remote repository clones, like go get does. When you clone a remote repository by ghq get, ghq makes a directory under a specific root directory (by default ~/.ghq) using the remote repository URL’s host and path.

$ ghq get
# Runs `git clone ~/.ghq/`

You can also list local repositories (ghq list), jump into local repositories (ghq look), and bulk get repositories by list of URLs (ghq import).


'ghq' get [-u] [-p] (<repository URL> | <user>/<project> | <project>)
'ghq' list [-p] [-e] [<query>]
'ghq' look (<project> | <path/to/project>)
'ghq' import [-u] [-p] < FILE
'ghq' import <subcommand> [<args>…​]
'ghq' root [--all]



Clone a remote repository under ghq root directory (see DIRECTORY STRUCTURES below). If the repository is already cloned to local, nothing will happen unless '-u' ('--update') flag is supplied, in which case the local repository is updated ('git pull --ff-only' eg.). When you use '-p' option, the repository is cloned via SSH protocol.
If there are multiple ghq.root s, existing local clones are searched first. Then a new repository clone is created under the primary root if none is found.
With '-shallow' option, a "shallow clone" will be performed (for Git repositories only, 'git clone --depth 1 …​' eg.). Be careful that a shallow-cloned repository cannot be pushed to remote.
Currently Git and Mercurial repositories are supported.


List locally cloned repositories. If a query argument is given, only repositories whose names contain that query text are listed. '-e' ('--exact') forces the match to be an exact one (i.e. the query equals to project or user/project) If '-p' ('--full-path') is given, the full paths to the repository root are printed instead of relative ones.


Look into a locally cloned repository with the shell.


If no extra arguments given, reads repository URLs from stdin line by line and performs 'get' for each of them.
If given a subcommand name e.g. 'ghq import <subcommand> [<args>…​]', ghq looks up a configuration 'ghq.import.<subcommand>' for a command, invokes it, and uses its output as URLs list. See below for 'ghq.import.<subcommand>' in CONFIGURATION section.


Prints repositories' root (i.e. ghq.root). Without '--all' option, the primary one is shown.


Configuration uses 'git-config' variables.


The path to directory under which cloned repositories are placed. See DIRECTORY STRUCTURES below. Defaults to ~/.ghq.
This variable can have multiple values. If so, the first one becomes primary one i.e. new repository clones are always created under it. You may want to specify "$GOPATH/src" as a secondary root (environment variables should be expanded.)


ghq tries to detect the remote repository’s VCS backend for non-"" repositories. With this option you can explicitly specify the VCS for the remote repository. The URL is matched against '<url>' using 'git config --get-urlmatch'.
Accepted values are "git", "github" (an alias for "git"), "subversion", "svn" (an alias for "subversion"), "git-svn", "mercurial", "hg" (an alias for "mercurial"), and "darcs".
To get this configuration variable effective, you will need Git 1.8.5 or higher.
For example in .gitconfig:

[ghq ""]
vcs = git

When 'import' is called with extra arguments e.g. 'ghq import <subcommand> [<args>…​]', first of them is treated as a subcommand name and this configuration value will be used for a command. The command is invoked with rest arguments and expected to print remote repository URLs line by line.
For example with github-list-starred:

# Invoke as `ghq import starred motemen`
[ghq "import"]
starred = github-list-starred

The hostname of your GitHub Enterprise installation. A repository that has a hostname set with this key will be regarded as same one as one on GitHub. This variable can have multiple values. If so, ghq tries matching with each hostnames.
This option is DEPRECATED, so use "ghq.<url>.vcs" configuration instead.



If set to a path, this value is used as the only root directory regardless of other existing ghq.root settings.


Local repositories are placed under 'ghq.root' with named

|   `-- p/
|       `-- vim/
    |-- codegangsta/
    |   `-- cli/
    |-- google/
    |   `-- go-github/
    `-- motemen/
        `-- ghq/


go get

Or clone the repository and run:

make install


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