grok-dumb-pull man page

GROK-DUMB-PULL — Update git repositories not managed by grokmirror


grok-dumb-pull [options] /path/to/repos


This is a satellite utility that updates repositories not exported via grokmirror manifest. You will need to manually clone these repositories using "git clone --mirror" and then define a cronjob to update them as frequently as you require. Grok-dumb-pull will bluntly execute "git remote update" in each of them.



show program's version number and exit

-h, --help

show this help message and exit

-v, --verbose

Be verbose and tell us what you are doing

-s, --svn

The remotes for these repositories are Subversion

-r REMOTES--remote-names=REMOTES

Only fetch remotes matching this name (accepts globbing, can be passed multiple times)

-u POSTHOOK--post-update-hook=POSTHOOK

Run this hook after each repository is updated. Passes full path to the repository as the sole argument.


Put debug logs into this file


The following will update all bare git repositories found in /path/to/repos hourly, and /path/to/special/repo.git daily, fetching only the "github" remote:

# Update all repositories found in /path/to/repos hourly
0 * * * * mirror /usr/bin/grok-dumb-pull /path/to/repos
# Update /path/to/special/repo.git daily, fetching "github" remote
0 0 * * * mirror /usr/bin/grok-dumb-pull -r github /path/to/special/repo.git

Make sure the user "mirror" (or whichever user you specified) is able to write to the repos specified.

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License: GPLv3+


2013-08-22 0.4