Simple Git Client for R

Simple git client for R based on 'libgit2' with support for SSH and HTTPS remotes. All functions in 'gert' use basic R data types (such as vectors and data-frames) for their arguments and return values. User credentials are shared with command line 'git' through the git-credential store and ssh keys stored on disk or ssh-agent. On Linux, a somewhat recent version of 'libgit2' is required; we provide a 'PPA' for older Ubuntu 'LTS' versions.


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1.0.1 by Jeroen Ooms, 15 days ago (website), (devel), (upstream)

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Authors: Jeroen Ooms [aut, cre] , Jennifer Bryan [ctb]

Documentation:   PDF Manual  

MIT + file LICENSE license

Imports askpass, credentials, openssl, rstudioapi, zip

Suggests spelling, knitr, rmarkdown, testthat

System requirements: libgit2 (>= 0.26): libgit2-devel (rpm) or libgit2-dev (deb). A PPA is available for older Ubuntu LTS versions.

Imported by codemetar, worcs.

See at CRAN