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download-git-repo

download-git-repo

Download and extract a git repository (GitHub, GitLab, Bitbucket) from node.

Installation

$ npm install download-git-repo

API

download(repository, destination, options, callback)

Download a git repository to a destination folder with options, and callback.

repository

The short hand repository string to download the repository from:

  • GitHub - github:owner/name or simply owner/name
  • GitLab - gitlab:owner/name
  • Bitbucket - bitbucket:owner/name

The repository parameter defaults to the master branch, but you can specify a branch or tag as a URL fragment like owner/name#my-branch. In addition to specifying the type of where to download, you can also specify a custom origin like gitlab:custom.com:owner/name. Custom origin will default to https or git@ for http and clone downloads respectively, unless protocol is specified. Feel free to submit an issue or pull request for additional origin options.

destination

The file path to download the repository to.

options

An optional options object parameter with download options. Options include:

  • clone - boolean default false - If true use git clone instead of an http download. While this can be a bit slower, it does allow private repositories to be used if the appropriate SSH keys are setup.

callback

The callback function as function (err).

Examples

Using http download from Github repository at master.

download('flipxfx/download-git-repo-fixture', 'test/tmp', function (err) {
  console.log(err ? 'Error' : 'Success')
})

Using git clone from Bitbucket repository at my-branch.

download('bitbucket:flipxfx/download-git-repo-fixture#my-branch', 'test/tmp', { clone: true }, function (err) {
  console.log(err ? 'Error' : 'Success')
})

Using http download from GitLab repository with custom origin.

download('gitlab:mygitlab.com:flipxfx/download-git-repo-fixture#my-branch', 'test/tmp', function (err) {
  console.log(err ? 'Error' : 'Success')
})

Using clone download from GitLab repository with custom origin and protocol. Note that the repository type (github, gitlab etc.) is not required if cloning from a custom origin.

download('https://mygitlab.com:flipxfx/download-git-repo-fixture#my-branch', 'test/tmp', { clone: true }, function (err) {
  console.log(err ? 'Error' : 'Success')
})

Thanks

To ianstormtaylor/download-github-repo for the head start.

License

MIT