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    Clone all repositories of a given user at GitHub or Bitbucket, by ordering them according to fork/contributing/mine

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    Background for the name

    The name of this project, maezato is a tribute to the late Mr Shinken Taira (平 信賢) from Kumejima, Okinawa, Japan, who was one of the greatest individuals for preserving the history of the Ryukyu Martial Arts and thus enabling the students of those arts to study them today. Without his efforts, it is very likely that several pieces of information would have been lost for good.


    Install globally with npm, as this tool is a command line tool:

    npm install --global maezato

    Please note that git should be available in the system where this tool is planned to be used.

    Please note that the minimum supported version of Node.js is 14.15.0, which is the active Long Term Support (LTS) version.


    It is possible to use this tool to retrieve all public repositories for a given user from Bitbucket or GitHub. Authentication is currently used only for GitHub, while Bitbucket is used via public API interface.

    This tool uses the GitHub API v4 and requires a personal API token for authentication. The token should be set to an environment variable called GITHUB_TOKEN or the command line option named --token.

    export GITHUB_TOKEN=123456789123456789123456789123456789

    Use via command line, always with exactly two arguments and with possible options:

    maezato [options] <username> <target path, defaults to current directory>

    The cloning of a given repository uses the ssh_url property, hence the SSH keys should be configured properly.

    Possible command line options are:

    -h, --help              Help and usage instructions
    -V, --version           Version number
    -v, --verbose           Verbose output, will print which file is currently being processed
    -t, --token String      GitHub API personal authentication token
    -a, --include-archived  Include also repositories that have been archived
    -O, --omit-username     Omit the username directory when creating directory structure

    For example getting all of the repositories of @nodejs under ~/github:

    maezato nodejs ~/github

    Directory structure and git remotes

    <target path>/
                [repositories that are not owned nor forks]
                [fork repositories ...]
                [repositories which the user owns but are not forks]

    The fork repositories will have several git remote urls:

    • origin is the given fork repository
    • upstream is the repository from which this is a direct fork

    There remote urls can be seen with the git command:

    git remote -v


    First thing to do is to file an issue. Then possibly open a Pull Request for solving the given issue. ESLint is used for linting the code and tape for unit testing. Please use them by doing:

    npm install
    npm run lint
    npm test

    "A Beginner's Guide to Open Source: The Best Advice for Making your First Contribution".

    Also there is a blog post about "45 Github Issues Dos and Don’ts".

    Linting is done with ESLint and can be executed with npm run lint. There should be no errors appearing after any JavaScript file changes.

    Unit tests are written with tape and can be executed with npm test. Code coverage is inspected with nyc and can be executed with npm run coverage after running npm test. Please make sure it is over 90% at all times.

    Version history

    Changes happening across different versions and upcoming changes are tracked in the file.


    Licensed under the MIT license.

    Copyright (c) Juga Paazmaya




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