First, install vcspull.

For latest official version:

$ pip install --user vcspull

Development version:

$ pip install --user -e git+https://github.com/tony/vcspull.git#egg=vcspull


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We will check out the source code of flask to ~/code/flask.

Prefer JSON? Create a ~/.vcspull.json file:

  "~/code/": {
    "flask": "git+https://github.com/mitsuhiko/flask.git"

YAML? Create a ~/.vcspull.yaml file:

    "flask": "git+https://github.com/mitsuhiko/flask.git"

The git+ in front of the repository URL. Mercurial repositories use hg+ and Subversion will use svn+. Repo type and address is specified in pip vcs url format.

Now run the command, to pull all the repositories in your .vcspull.yaml / .vcspull.json.

$ vcspull

Also, you can sync arbitrary projects, lets assume you have a mercurial repo but need a git dependency, in your project add .deps.yaml (can be any name):

  sdl2pp: 'git+https://github.com/libSDL2pp/libSDL2pp.git'

Use -c to specify a config.

$ vcspull -c .deps.yaml

You can also use fnmatch to pull repositories from your config in various fashions, e.g.:

$ vcspull django
$ vcspull django\*
# or
$ vcspull "django*"

Filter by vcs URL

Any repo beginning with http, https or git will be look up repos by the vcs url.

# pull / update repositories I have with github in the repo url
$ vcspull "git+https://github.com/yourusername/*"

# pull / update repositories I have with bitbucket in the repo url
$ vcspull "git+https://*bitbucket*"

Filter by the path of the repo on your local machine:

Any repo beginning with /, ./, ~ or $HOME will scan for patterns of where the project is on your system[

# pull all the repos I have inside of ~/study/python
$ vcspull "$HOME/study/python"

# pull all the repos I have in directories on my config with "python"
$ vcspull ~/*python*"