git clone a repo with only username/repo, or if it's an NPM package you can use just the name of the project.
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git clone a repo with only username/repo, or if it's an NPM package you can use just the name of the project.

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Install globally with npm

$ npm install --global gh-clone

CLI Usage

Clone a github repository:

$ gh-clone <repo> [options]
  • repo - one or more space-separated repository names
  • options options flags to pass to gh-clone


repository name

If the repository is a NPM package, you can pass the name only, and gh-clone will resolve the git URL from the library's package.json:

$ gh-clone isobject


Pass the github repository formatted as owner/repo:

$ gh-clone jonschlinkert/isobject


Shortcut Flag Description
-c --cwd the current working directory (defaults to process.cwd())
-d --dest the local destination directory to clone the repository to
-b --branch the branch to clone

Note that if the --dest flag is used when cloning multiple repositories, the name of each repository will be appended to the dest value.



Flags can be used in any order. If you want the dev branch of micromatch (when one exists):

$ gh-clone jonschlinker/micromatch -b dev


If you want to save to the foo directory

$ gh-clone jonschlinker/micromatch -d foo

branch and destination

If you want to save the dev branch to the foo directory

$ gh-clone jonschlinker/micromatch -b dev -d foo

API Usage


  • repos {String|Array}
  • options {Object}
  • callback {Function}: Optional, returns a promise if the callback is not passed.
  • returns {Promise}: if a callback is not passed.


const clone = require('gh-clone');
clone('kind-of', function(err) {
  if (err) console.error(err);

// or
clone(['isobject', 'kind-of'])
  .then(function() {
    // do stuff


<summary> Contributing</summary>

Pull requests and stars are always welcome. For bugs and feature requests, please create an issue.

<summary> Running Tests</summary>

Running and reviewing unit tests is a great way to get familiarized with a library and its API. You can install dependencies and run tests with the following command:

$ npm install && npm test
<summary> Building docs</summary>

(This project's is generated by verb, please don't edit the readme directly. Any changes to the readme must be made in the readme template.)

To generate the readme, run the following command:

$ npm install -g verbose/verb#dev verb-generate-readme && verb

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