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A simple Node.js wrapper for the Git CLI. The API is based on Grit

Installation

$ npm install gift

API

For existing repositories:

git  = require 'gift'

repo = git "path/to/repo"
# => #<Repo>

Initialize a new repository:

git = require 'gift'

git.init "path/to/repo", (err, _repo) ->
  repo = _repo
  # => #<Repo>

Initialize a new bare repository:

git = require 'gift'

git.init "path/to/bare/repo", true, (err, _repo) ->
  repo = _repo
  # => #<Repo>

Clone a repository:

git = require 'gift'

git.clone "git@host:path/to/remote/repo.git", "path/to/local/clone/repo", (err, _repo) ->
  repo = _repo
  # => #<Repo>

Repo

Repo#path

String - The path to the repository.

Repo#commits([treeish, [limit, [skip, ]]]callback)

Get a list of commits.

  • treeish - String (optional).
  • limit - Integer (optional).
  • skip - Integer (optional).
  • callback - Function which receives (err, commits), where commits is an Array of Commits.

Get the 10 most recent commits to master.

repo.commits (err, commits) ->

Or to a different tag or branch.

repo.commits "v0.0.3", (err, commits) ->

Limit the maximum number of commits returned.

repo.commits "master", 30, (err, commits) ->

Skip some (for pagination):

repo.commits "master", 30, 30, (err, commits) ->

Repo#tree([treeish]) => Tree

The Tree object for the treeish (which defaults to "master").

repo.tree().contents (err, children) ->
  for child in children
    console.log child.name

Repo#diff(commitA, commitB, [paths, ]callback)

Get the difference between the trees.

The callback receives (err, diffs).

Repo#identity(callback)

Get the commit identity for this repository.

The callback receives (err, actor), where actor is an Actor.

Repo#identify(actor, callback)

Set your account's default identity for commits to this repository.

The callback receives (err).

Repo#remotes(callback)

Get the repository's remotes.

Receives (err, remotes), where each remote is a Ref.

Repo#remote_list(callback)

Get a list of the repository's remote names.

Get the string names of each of the remotes.

Repo#remote_add(name, url, callback)

Equivalent to git remote add <name> <url>.

Repo#remote_remove(name, callback)

Remove a remote.

Repo#remote_fetch(name, callback)

git fetch <name>

Repo#remote_push(name, callback)

git push <name>

Repo#status(callback)

Uses --porcelain to parse repository status in a way that is agnostic of system language. The callback receives (err, status). See below for a definition of what status is.

Repo#config(callback)

git config parsed as a simple, one-level object. The callback receives (err, config).

Repo#create_branch(name, callback)

Create a new branch with name, and call the callback when complete with an error, if one occurred.

Repo#delete_branch(name, callback)

Delete the branch name, and call the callback with an error, if one occurred.

Repo#tags(callback)

Get a list of Tags.

Repo#create_tag(name, [options, ]callback)

Create a tab with the given name.

Repo#delete_tag(name, callback)

Delete the tag with the given name.

Repo#branches(callback)

callback receives (err, heads).

Repo#create_branch(name, callback)

Create a branch with the given name.

Repo#delete_branch(delete, callback)

Delete the branch with the given name.

Repo#branch([branch, ]callback)

Get a branch.

  • branch - The name of the branch to get. Defaults to the currently checked out branch.
  • callback - Receives (err, head).

Repo#commit(message, [options, ]callback)

Commit some changes.

  • message - String
  • options -
    • all - Boolean
    • amend - Boolean
  • callback - Receives (err).

Repo#add(files, callback)

git add <files>

Repo#remove(files, callback)

git rm <files>

Repo#checkout(treeish, callback)

git checkout <treeish>

Repo#sync([[remote, ]branch, ]callback)

Sync the current branch with the remote, keeping all local changes intact.

The following steps are carried out: stash, pull, push, stash pop. If there were no changes to stash, the last stash pop is not executed.

  • remote - String (defaults to origin).
  • branch - String (defaults to master).
  • callback - Receives (err).

Commit

Commit#id

String - The commit's SHA.

Commit#parents

Commit[]

Commit#tree(callback)

  • callback - Receives (err, tree).

Commit#author

Actor

Commit#authored_date

Date

Commit#committer

Actor

Commit#committed_date

Date

Commit#message

String

Head

Head#name

String

Head#commit

Commit

Tag

Tag#name

String

Tag#commit

Commit

Tag#message(callback)

The callback receives (err, message) (message is a String).

Tag#tagger(callback)

The callback receives (err, actor).

Tag#tag_date(callback)

The callback receives (err, date).

Config

Config#items

Object - The keys are dotted precisely as the console output from git config. E.g., {'user.name': 'John Doe'}

Status

Status#clean

Boolean

Status#files

Object - The keys are files, the values objects indicating whether or not the file is staged, tracked, etc.

Each file has the following properties:

  • type - "A" for added, "M" for modified, "D" for deleted.
  • staged - Boolean
  • tracked - Boolean

Actor

Actor#name

String

Actor#email

String

Actor#hash

String - The MD5 hash of the actor's email. Useful for displaying Gravatar avatars.

Tree

Tree#id

String - SHA1

Tree#contents(callback)

  • callback - Receives (err, children).
  • children - An array of Blobs, Trees, and Submodules.

Tree#blobs(callback)

  • callback - Receives (err, child_blobs).
  • children - [Blob]

Tree#trees(callback)

  • callback - Receives (err, child_trees).
  • children - [Tree]

Tree#find(directory, callback)

  • directory - String
  • callback - Receives (err, thing).

Blob

Blob#id

String - SHA1

Blob#mode

String

Blob#data(callback)

  • callback - (err, data)

Submodule

Submodule#id

String

Submodule#name

String

Submodule#mode

String

Submodule#url(callback)

Get the url the submodule points to.

License

See LICENSE.

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