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GROK-PULL - Clone or update local git repositories


grok-pull -c /path/to/repos.conf


This utility runs from a cronjob and downloads the latest manifest from the grokmirror
master. If there are new repositories or changes in the existing repositories, grok-pull
will perform the necessary git commands to clone or fetch the required data from the

At the end of its run, grok-pull will generate its own manifest file, which can then be
used for further mirroring.


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

-n, --no-mtime-check
Run without checking manifest mtime.

-f, --force
Force full git update regardless of last-modified times. Also useful when
repos.conf has changed.

-p, --purge
Remove any git trees that are no longer in manifest.

-y, --pretty
Pretty-print the generated manifest (sort repos and add indentation). This is
much slower, so should be used with caution on large collections.

-r, --reuse-existing-repos
If any existing repositories are found on disk, set new remote origin and reuse

-c CONFIG, --config=CONFIG
Location of repos.conf


Locate repos.conf and modify it to reflect your needs. The default configuration file is
heavily commented.

Add a cronjob to run as frequently as you like. For example, add the following to

# Run grok-pull every minute as user "mirror"
* * * * * mirror /usr/bin/grok-pull -p -c /etc/grokmirror/repos.conf

Make sure the user "mirror" (or whichever user you specified) is able to write to the
toplevel, log and lock locations specified in repos.conf.

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