gh-clone

GitHub clone repo util

KLP

Very simple bash function that let you quickly clone git your repositories stored on GitHub.

Ah, and it is also my first bash literate programming experiment. Do not edit fun.sh, run instead make fun to generate source from this file.

See also bb-clone twin project, which do the same but on Bitbucket.

Annotated source

gh-clone expects one parameter, otherwise prints its usage

if [ -z "$1" ]
then
	cat <<-EOF
	# GitHub clone repo util
	##
	# Installation instructions, source and license available here:
	# https://github.com/fibo/gh-clone#gh-clone
	##
	USAGE: gh-clone [user/]repo
	EOF
	return 0
fi

Repos will be cloned under folder $GITHUB_DIR which defaults to ~/github.com.

GITHUB_DIR=${GITHUB_DIR:-~/github.com}

MY_GITHUB_USER is prompted once, if not already configured.

MY_GITHUB_USER=$(git config --global github.user)
if [ -z "$MY_GITHUB_USER" ]
then
	read -p "Enter your github.user: " MY_GITHUB_USER
	git config --global github.user $MY_GITHUB_USER
fi

Parse parameter which can be given in the form $GITHUB_USER/$REPO_NAME or just $REPO_NAME.

GITHUB_USER=$(echo $1 | cut -d / -f1)
REPO_NAME=$(echo $1 | cut -d / -f2)

In the latter case $GITHUB_USER defaults to $MY_GITHUB_USER.

if [ "$REPO_NAME" == "$GITHUB_USER" ]
then
	GITHUB_USER=$MY_GITHUB_USER
fi

Clone repo under $GITHUB_DIR/$GITHUB_USER/$REPO_NAME and cd into it. Use git clone --recursive to initialize and updated submodules.

TARGET_DIR=$GITHUB_DIR/$GITHUB_USER
mkdir -p $TARGET_DIR
cd $TARGET_DIR
[email protected]:$GITHUB_USER/${REPO_NAME}.git
git clone --recursive $REPO_URL && cd $REPO_NAME

Bonus feature: run npm install if it looks like a Node project and there is some npm available.

if [ -e package.json ]
then
	NPM=$(which npm 2> /dev/null)
	if [ ! -z "$NPM" ]
	then
		$NPM install
	fi
fi

… and run bower install if there is a bower.json anb bower is found in your PATH.

if [ -e bower.json ]
then
	BOWER=$(which bower 2> /dev/null)
	if [ ! -z "$BOWER" ]
	then
		$BOWER install
	fi
fi

Clean up

unset BOWER
unset GITHUB_DIR
unset GITHUB_USER
unset MY_GITHUB_USER
unset NPM
unset REPO_NAME
unset REPO_URL
unset TARGET_DIR

Installation

Instructions borrowed from git-aware-prompt.

mkdir -p ~/.bash
cd ~/.bash
git clone git://github.com/fibo/gh-clone.git

Edit your ~/.bash_profile or ~/.profile and add the following

source ~/.bash/gh-clone/fun.sh

License

MIT