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rgit - Recursively execute a command on all the git repositories in a directory tree.


Version 0.08




This utility recursively searches in a root directory (which may be the current working directory or - if it has been set - the directory given by the GIT_DIR environment variable) for all git repositories, sort this list by the repository path, chdir into each of them, and executes the specified git command. For efficiency reasons, repositories located inside a bare repository or under the .git directory of a work repository won't be searched for.

Moreover, those formats are substituted in the arguments before running the command :

  • %n with the current repository name.

  • %g with the relative path (based from the root directory) to the current repository.

  • %G with the absolute path to the current repository.

  • %w with the relative path (based from the root directory) to the current repository's working directory.

  • %W with the absolute path to the current repository's working directory.

  • %b with a "bareified" relative path, i.e. %g if this is a bare repository, and %w.git otherwise.

  • %B with an absolute version of the "bareified" path.

  • %R with the absolute path to the root directory.

  • %% with a bare %.

There are actually a few commands that are only executed once in the root directory : daemon, gui, help, init and version. For any of those, no format substitution is done.

You can specify which git executable to use with the GIT_EXEC_PATH environment variable.


rgit takes its options as the capital switches that comes before the git command. It's possible to bundle them together. They are removed from the argument list before calling git.

  • -K

    Keep processing on error. The default policy is to stop whenever an error occured.

  • -I

    Enables interactive mode when the standard input is a tty. Requires Term::ReadKey to be installed. This lets you choose interactively what to do when one of the commands returns a non-zero status.

  • -D

    Outputs diagnostics.

  • -V

    Outputs the version.


Execute git gc on all the repositories below the current directory :

    rgit gc

Tag all the repositories with their name :

    rgit tag %n

Add a remote to all repositories in "/foo/bar" to their bare counterpart in qux on host :

    GIT_DIR="/foo/bar" rgit remote add host git://host/qux/%b


The core modules Carp, Config, Cwd, Exporter, File::Find, File::Spec and POSIX.


Vincent Pit, <perl at profvince.com>, http://profvince.com.

You can contact me by mail or on irc.perl.org (vincent).


Please report any bugs or feature requests to bug-rgit at rt.cpan.org, or through the web interface at http://rt.cpan.org/NoAuth/ReportBug.html?Queue=rgit. I will be notified, and then you'll automatically be notified of progress on your bug as I make changes.


You can find documentation for this module with the perldoc command.

    perldoc rgit

Tests code coverage report is available at http://www.profvince.com/perl/cover/rgit.


Copyright 2008,2009,2010 Vincent Pit, all rights reserved.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.