Easy Node.JS Git wrapper with support for SSH keys
Easy Node.JS Git wrapper with support for SSH keys. By default, the Git CLI
tool will only use the SSH key of the current user (e.g.
In order to be able to use Git with an arbitrary SSH key, a wrapper shell script to invoke
ssh -i <key> must be written and the GIT_SSH environment
variable must point to that script.
Gitane wraps all this plumbing for you. Simply pass the SSH private key you wish to run Git with as a string argument and let Gitane do the rest. Gitane will clean up the temporary wrapper script after it is done.
Gitane is available in NPM.
npm install gitane
var fs = require'fs'var gitane = require'gitane'var path = require'path'// Use current working dirvar baseDir = processcwd// Read private key from ~/.ssh/id_dsavar privKey = fsreadFileSyncpathjoinprocessenvHOME '.ssh/id_dsa' 'utf8'gitanerunbaseDir privKey "git clone git://github.com/niallo/Gitane.git"if errconsole.log"An error occurred: " + stderrprocessexit1console.log"Git clone complete!"
Gitane comes with tests. To run, simply execute
Gitane is released under a BSD license.
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