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npm + git = gpm - Install NPM packages and dependencies from git repositories.

☁️ Installation

You can install the package globally and use it as command line tool:

# Using npm 
npm install --global gpm
# Using yarn 
yarn global add gpm

Then, run gpm --help and see what the CLI tool can do.

$ gpm --help
Usage: gpm [options]

  -i, --input <name|git>    The NPM package name or git url.
  -u, --url-type <type>     The git url type to use (e.g. `https`, `ssh`).
  -t, --destination <path>  Where to install the package.
  -d, --depth <depth>       The depth value. Default is Infinity.
  -h, --help                Displays this help.
  -v, --version             Displays version information.

  gpm -i git-stats # Installs git-stats and its dependencies from git repositories.
  gpm -i git@github.com:IonicaBizau/git-stats.git # Does the same, but providing the git url
  gpm -i . # install the local package dependencies

Documentation can be found at https://github.com/IonicaBizau/gpm

For example, if you want to install git-stats and its dependencies and subdependencies (recursively), do:

$ gpm -i git-stats

This will create the git-stats repository in the current working directory.

📋 Example

Here is an example how to use this package as library. To install it locally, as library, you can do that using npm (or yarn):

# Using npm 
npm install --save gpm
# Using yarn 
yarn add gpm
// Dependencies
var Gpm = require("gpm");
// Install uls and its Node modules from git
var pack = new Gpm("git@github.com:IonicaBizau/node-ul.git", {
    // Use https
    url_type: "https"
    // Where to install this stuff?
  , dest: __dirname
    // Clone git repositories for the 3 level depth in dependency tree
  , depth: 2
    // ul <- typpy
    //    <- deffy <- *typpy
    // *–this will not be a git repository
// Start the install
pack.install(function (err, data) {
    console.log(err || data);
}, function (m) {

❓ Get Help

There are few ways to get help:

  1. Please post questions on Stack Overflow. You can open issues with questions, as long you add a link to your Stack Overflow question.

  2. For bug reports and feature requests, open issues. 🐛

  3. For direct and quick help, you can use Codementor. 🚀

📝 Documentation

For full API reference, see the DOCUMENTATION.md file.

😋 How to contribute

Have an idea? Found a bug? See how to contribute.

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📜 License

MIT © Ionică Bizău


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