Run your own github-like static pages
Demo on Heroku - might be asleep.
We love Github pages - a great way to show small JS / HTML library in action. A lot of our public repos have them, but what about the private repos? There is no way (aside from buying Github Enterprise) to have privately hosted static pages from a list of your private repos. Unless you use git-pages! Just install, put names of repos into a config file and start using Node.
The main index page shows list of pulled repos. Click on the "open" link to open the statically hosted site pointing at the desired branch. Click "pull" to fetch the latest code.
- Install globally
npm install -g git-pagesto run as a CLI in any folder
- Install as a dependency
npm install --save git-pagesto start as NPM script from another project
Serve single repo
If you just need to pull a repo and statically serve a single file, use command line arguments. For example to serve the RevealJs presentation from https://github.com/kubawalinski/ndc2015-testjs you can execute this command
git-pages --repo firstname.lastname@example.org:kubawalinski/ndc2015-testjs.git --page slides-testjs.html
git-pages --help to see all options and shortcuts.
git-pages.configure.js file that exports the configuration options, for example,
here are 2 repos to be hosted under
moduleexports =repos:'code-box':// you can use full git@ urlgit: 'email@example.com:bahmutov/code-box.git'// or the full HTTPS url// git: '',// pick the index page from the repo, supports HTML, Markdown, Jadeindex: 'demo.html' // default is index.html,exec: 'npm install' // command to execute after pulling latest code, optional'local-angular':git: 'bahmutov/local-angular-development'branch: 'gh-pages' // pick branch other than master'local-folder':// copy and serve a local folder instead of Git repofolder: '/path/to/foo'storagePath: '/tmp/git-pages' // local temp folder, optional, leave it to OS tmp dirport: 8765 // serving port, optional;
For our example, see git-pages.config.js
Note: some hosting environments, like Heroku do not support pulling repos via SSH without additional setup, thus they require HTTPS git urls.
Run after installing globally
Run after installing as a dependency (via package.json script)
Then you can start the
git-pages server by simply
npm run pages.
Run from the cloned folder
- simple start
npm run start
- run with automatic restart and watching source files
npm run watch. Uses nodemon.
- webhook to allow pulling on commit
- execute shell commands after pulling, for example
- form full SSH or HTTPS urls from user / repo name pair
Author: Kensho © 2015
Support: if you find any problems with this library, open issue on Github
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