Anant Joshi Anant Joshi - 1 month ago 27
Git Question

Git Hub Clone All Branches At Once

I'm trying to clone an entire repository onto my machine using linux. I used

git clone <url>


I then went into the folder where it was downloaded and typed

git branch


in the terminal. It's only showing me master and not other branches which were in the remote repository. How do I clone all branches?

I know that for each branch in the remote I can separately use

git checkout -b <name of local branch> origin/<name of remote branch>


but is there any way other than that?

Answer

(1) Inside git local repostitory, create a new sh file

touch getAllBranches.sh
vi getAllBranches.sh

(2) Insert the below content to getAllBranches.sh file:

for branch in `git branch -a | grep remotes | grep -v HEAD | grep -v master `; do
   git branch --track ${branch#remotes/origin/} $branch
done

(3) Get all branches:

chmod +x getAllBranches.sh    
sh getAllBranches.sh

(4) Check result at local repository:

git branch

For example, I use repository: https://github.com/donhuvy/spring-boot

As you can see, I have been fetched all branches to local machine:

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