githubdl

A tool for downloading individual files/directories from Github or Github Enterprise.


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Github Path Downloader

A tool for downloading individual files/directories from Github or Github Enterprise.

This circumvents the requirement to clone a complete repository.

Requirements:

  • Python 3.4+
  • A Github or Github Enterprise Account

Installation:

pip:

$ pip install githubdl

http:

$ pip install git+https://github.com/wilvk/githubdl.git

ssh:

$ pip install git+ssh://git@github.com:wilvk/githubdl.git

from clone:

$ git clone git@github.com:wilvk/githubdl.git
$ cd githubdl
$ pip install -e .

Usage:

Obtaining a Github token:

You will need a token from either Github Enterprise or Github as this package works with the Github v3 API.

To do this:

  • Log into your Github account
  • Click the Avatar Menu in the top-right corner, and select Settings
  • On the Settings page, from the menu on the left-hand side, select Developer Settings
  • From the Developer Settings page, from the menu, select Personal access tokens
  • Click the Generate new token button
  • Enter a name for the token. The token should only require the read:org permission specified.

There are also instructions on how to do this here.

Usage (from the commandline):

With your new Github token, export it as the environment variable GIT_TOKEN.

On Unix/Linux:

$ export GIT_TOKEN=1234567890123456789012345678901234567890123

On Windows:

C:\> set GIT_TOKEN=1234567890123456789012345678901234567890123

Single file:

Then, for example, to download a file called README.md from the repository http://github.com/wilvk/pbec:

$ githubdl -u "http://github.com/wilvk/pbec" -f "README.md"
2018-05-12 07:19:16,934 - root         - INFO     - Requesting file: README.md at url: https://api.github.com/repos/wilvk/pbec/contents/README.md
2018-05-12 07:19:18,165 - root         - INFO     - Writing to file: README.md

Entire directory:

$ githubdl -u "http://github.com/wilvk/pbec" -d "support"
2018-05-12 07:19:41,667 - root         - INFO     - Retrieving a list of files for directory: support
2018-05-12 07:19:41,668 - root         - INFO     - Requesting file: support at url: https://api.github.com/repos/wilvk/pbec/contents/support
2018-05-12 07:19:42,978 - root         - INFO     - Requesting file: support/Screen Shot 2017-12-10 at 9.27.56 pm.png at url: https://api.github.com/repos/wilvk/pbec/contents/support/Screen Shot 2017-12-10 at 9.27.56 pm.png
2018-05-12 07:19:46,274 - root         - INFO     - Writing to file: support/Screen Shot 2017-12-10 at 9.27.56 pm.png
2018-05-12 07:19:46,286 - root         - INFO     - Retrieving a list of files for directory: support/docker
...

Entire repository:

$ githubdl -u "http://github.com/wilvk/pbec" -d "/" -t "."

...

Note: if -t is not set, output will go to your / directory.

By commit hash:

Single file from a specific commit:

$ githubdl -u "http://github.com/wilvk/pbec" -f "README.md" -r "c29eb5a5d364870a55c0c22f203f8c4e2ce1c638"

...

Entire directory from a specific commit:

$ githubdl -u "http://github.com/wilvk/pbec" -d "support" -r "c29eb5a5d364870a55c0c22f203f8c4e2ce1c638"

...

Entire repository from a specific commit:

$ githubdl -u "http://github.com/wilvk/pbec" -d "/" -r "c29eb5a5d364870a55c0c22f203f8c4e2ce1c638" -t "."

...

Note: if -t is not set, output will go to your / directory.

List all tags for a repository in JSON:

$ githubdl -u "http://github.com/wilvk/pbec" -a

List all branches for a repository in JSON:

$ githubdl -u "http://github.com/wilvk/pbec" -b

Options:

Current options are:

$ githubdl --help             or     -h
           --file                    -f
           --dir                     -d
           --url (required)          -u
           --target                  -t
           --git_token               -g
           --log_level               -l
           --reference               -r
           --tags                    -a
           --branches                -b

Logging:

Valid log levels are: DEBUG, INFO, WARN, ERROR, CRITICAL

References:

References can be applied to file and directory download only and consist of valid:

  • repository tags
  • commit SHAs
  • branch names.

Usage (as a package):

Loading the package (in a REPL):

$ python
Python 3.4.8 (default, Feb  7 2018, 02:31:08)
[GCC 5.3.0] on linux
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> import githubdl

Downloading a directory:

Passing in a token:

>>> githubdl.dl_dir("https://github.com/wilvk/pbec", "support", github_token="1234567890123456789012345678901234567890123")

Token as an environment variable:

In bash:

$ export GIT_TOKEN=1234567890123456789012345678901234567890123

In Python:

>>> githubdl.dl_dir("https://github.com/wilvk/pbec", "support")

Saving to a different path:

>>> githubdl.dl_dir("https://github.com/wilvk/pbec", "support", "support_new")

Downloading a file:

Passing in a token:

>>> githubdl.dl_file("https://github.com/wilvk/pbec", "README.md", github_token="1234567890123456789012345678901234567890123")

Token as an environment variable:

In bash:

$ export GIT_TOKEN=1234567890123456789012345678901234567890123

In Python:

>>> githubdl.dl_file("https://github.com/wilvk/pbec", "README.md")

Saving with a different filename:

>>> githubdl.dl_file("https://github.com/wilvk/pbec", "README.md", "NEW_README.md")

Extended options:

File download options:

Only repo_url and file_name are required.

  def dl_file(repo_url, file_name, target_filename='', github_token='', log_level='', reference=''):

Directory download options:

Only repo_url and base_path are required.

  def dl_dir(repo_url, base_path, target_path='', github_token='', log_level='', reference=''):

Tags download options:

Only repo_url is required.

  def dl_tags(repo_url, github_token='', log_level=''):

Branches download options:

Only repo_url is required.

  def dl_branches(repo_url, github_token='', log_level=''):

A note on logging:

Log level is passed in as logging variable. e.g.

>>> import logging
>>> import githubdl
>>> githubdl.dl_file("http://github.com/wilvk/pbec", "README.md", log_level=logging.DEBUG)

Tests:

$ auto/run-tests

Note: You will have to have a Github token exported as GIT_TOKEN to run the tests.