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Clojure wrapper for using the JGit library to manipulate Git repositories in a "pure Java" fashion.

Quickstart Tutorial

This brief tutorial will show you how to:

  1. Clone a remote repository
  2. Create a local branch for your changes
  3. Checkout that branch, and
  4. Add and commit those changes
;; Clone a repository into a folder of my choosing
(def my-repo
  (git-clone-full "" "local-folder/clj-jgit")
;=> #<Git org.eclipse.jgit.api.Git@1689405>

;; A bit redundant for a fresh repo, but always good to check the repo status
;; before making any changes
(git-status my-repo)
;=> {:untracked #{}, :removed #{}, :modified #{}, :missing #{}, :changed #{}, :added #{}}

;; List existing branches
(git-branch-list my-repo)
;=> (#<LooseUnpeeled Ref[refs/heads/master=526f58f0b09621ce27fbae575991c8311a515430]>)

;; Create a new local branch to store our changes
(git-branch-create my-repo "my-branch")
;=> #<LooseUnpeeled Ref[refs/heads/my-branch=526f58f0b09621ce27fbae575991c8311a515430]>

;; Prove to ourselves that it was created
(git-branch-list my-repo)
;=> (#<LooseUnpeeled Ref[refs/heads/master=526f58f0b09621ce27fbae575991c8311a515430]> #<LooseUnpeeled Ref[refs/heads/my-branch=526f58f0b09621ce27fbae575991c8311a515430]>)

;; Check out our new branch

(git-checkout my-repo "my-branch")
;=> #<LooseUnpeeled Ref[refs/heads/my-branch=526f58f0b09621ce27fbae575991c8311a515430]>

;; Now go off and make your changes.
;; For example, let's say we added a file "foo.txt" at the base of the project.
(git-status my-repo)
;=> {:untracked #{"foo.txt"}, :removed #{}, :modified #{}, :missing #{}, :changed #{}, :added #{}}

;; Add the file to the index
(git-add my-repo "foo.txt")
;=> #<DirCache org.eclipse.jgit.dircache.DirCache@81db25>

;; Check for status change
(git-status my-repo)
;=> {:untracked #{}, :removed #{}, :modified #{}, :missing #{}, :changed #{}, :added #{"foo.txt"}}

;; Now commit your changes, specifying author and committer if desired
(git-commit my-repo "Add file foo.txt" {"Daniel Gregoire" ""})
;=> #<RevCommit commit 5e116173db370bf400b3514a4b093ec3d98a2666 1310135270 -----p>

;; Status clean
(git-status my-repo)
;=> {:untracked #{}, :removed #{}, :modified #{}, :missing #{}, :changed #{}, :added #{}}

Detailed Usage

Currently, this library leverages the "porcelain" API exposed by JGit, which allows the use of methods/functions similar to the ones available on the command-line when using Git for "basic" purposes. If enough interest arises, this tool will wrap more of the lower-level functions in the future, but for now it acts as a basic Java replacement for the command-line version of Git.

Cloning a Repository

(git-clone-full "url-to-read-only-repo" "optional-local-folder")

JGit's default git-clone simply clones the .git folder, but doesn't pull down the actual project files. This library's git-clone-full function, on the other hand, performs a git-clone following by a git-fetch of the master branch and a git-merge.

Loading an Existing Repository

In order to use most of the functions in JGit's API, you need to have a repository object to play with. Here are ways to load an existing repository:

;; Simples method is to point to the folder
(load-repo "path-to-git-repo-folder")
;; In order to remain consistent with JGit's default behavior,
;; you can also point directly at the .git folder of the target repo
(load-repo "path-to-git-repo-folder/.git")

This function throws a FileNotFoundException if the directory in question does not exist.

Making Changes


Caveat Windows Users

Cygwin will cause this library to hang. Make sure to remove C:\cygwin\bin from your PATH before attempting to use this library.


Copyright (C) 2011 FIXME

Distributed under the Eclipse Public License, the same as Clojure.

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