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nodegit-clone

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nodegit-clone

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Clone git repository with nodegit.

Install

$ npm install --save nodegit-clone

Usage

import clone from 'nodegit-clone';
 
clone('https://github.com/owner/repo')
    .then(repo => {
        // Access any repository methods here.
        console.log(repo.path());
    });
 
// path/to/repo/.git

API

clone({ url, [localPath], [ghToken], [ssh] })

Returns a Promise, that resolves to instance of Repository.

url

Type: string

The URL to the repository.

Note: the following protocols are supported: http, https, git and ssh.

clone('http://github.com/owner/repo');
clone('https://github.com/owner/repo');
clone('git://github.com/owner/repo.git');
clone('git@github.com:owner/repo.git');

localPath

Type: string

The Local path to store repository.

Note: if localPath is not specified then repository will be cloned to directory with repository name.

ghToken

Type: string

The GitHub personal OAuth token.

ssh

Type: object

The object with paths to ssh keys and passphrase.

GitHub Private Repositories

Before you can clone a repository, you'll need a GitHub OAuth application token. You can find more information on generating one here: Creating an access token for command-line use.

In this example we're going to clone one of our private test repositories from GitHub. This must be an https protocol URL for the clone to work.

// Keep this value a secret. If you accidentally commit
// this key to a public GitHub repository they will immediately revoke it.
const GITHUB_TOKEN = '<GH_TOKEN>';
 
clone({
    url: 'https://github.com/owner/private',
    ghToken: GITHUB_TOKEN
});

SSH Keys

Before you can clone a repository, you'll need SSH keys. You can find more information on generating them here: Generating an SSH key.

In this example we're going to clone one of our private test repositories. This must be an ssh protocol URL for the clone to work.

clone({
    url: 'git@github.com:owner/private.git',
    ssh: {
        publicKey: '/path/to/public-key',
        privateKey: '/path/to/private-key'
    }
});

For encrypted keys you should specify the passphrase option:

clone({
    url: 'git@github.com:owner/private.git',
    ssh: {
        publicKey: '/path/to/public-key',
        privateKey: '/path/to/private-key',
        passphrase: 'password'
    }
});

License

MIT © Andrew Abramov

Install

npm i nodegit-clone

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