Commands tagged github (8)

  • In this example 'git' is the user name and the output format is YAML but you can change this to XML or JSON, eg: curl http://github.com/api/v1/json/usernamehere Show Sample Output


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    curl http://github.com/api/v1/yaml/git
    rkulla · 2010-05-30 00:18:00 0
  • In this example we search for 'vim' but vim doesn't have a project on github right now. That's ok, this command still searches for every project that has 'vim' in their description (forks, plugins, etc). To get XML or JSON output just replace 'yaml' in the url with 'xml' or 'json'. Show Sample Output


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    curl http://github.com/api/v1/yaml/search/vim
    rkulla · 2010-05-30 00:29:03 0
  • Generate a changelog between the v1 and v2 tags Show Sample Output


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    git log --no-merges --format="%an: %s" v1..v2
    blakegardner · 2013-06-17 21:06:45 0
  • https://wuseman.github.io/wcloner/


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    lynx -dump -nonumbers https://github.com/USER?tab=repositories|grep '/USER/'|cut -d'/' -f1,2,3,4,5|uniq|xargs -L1 git clone
    wuziduzi · 2018-09-01 06:03:23 1
  • Great way to quickly grasp if a locally cloned repository originates from e.g. github or elsewhere. Show Sample Output


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    git config --local --get remote.origin.url
    hced · 2011-10-03 09:29:34 0
  • Written for Mac OSX. When you are working in a project and want to open it on Github.com, just type "gh" and your default browser will open with the repo you are in. Works for submodules, and repo's that you don't own. You'll need to copy / paste this command into a gh.sh file, then create an alias in your bash or zsh profile to the gh.sh script. Detailed instructions here if you still need help: http://gist.github.com/1917716


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    git remote -v | grep fetch | sed 's/\(.*github.com\)[:|/]\(.*\).git (fetch)/\2/' | awk {'print "https://github.com/" $1'} | xargs open
    brockangelo · 2012-04-15 20:48:46 1
  • Works for repos cloned via ssh or https. Show Sample Output


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    git remote -v | sed -n '/github.com.*push/{s/^[^[:space:]]\+[[:space:]]\+//;s|git@github.com:|https://github.com/|;s/\.git.*//;p}'
    bartonski · 2019-10-11 16:50:22 0
  • Where $1 = author and $2 = mod name You need to be running a daily build of Minetest (for example from the 'minetestdevs/daily-builds' PPA), or some bleeding edge mods will not work or crash the game. Update a mod by entering its subdirectory under ~/.minetest/mods and doing git pull && git submodule update --recursive --remote --init


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    cd ~/.minetest/mods && git clone --recursive https://github.com/$1/$2.git
    lordtoran · 2015-09-30 19:24:59 0

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