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github: create/delete repo via API
posted on 2015-01-30 13:46:21

This work on github's API in version 3.

Create

curl -u <user> https://api.github.com/user/repos -d '{ "name": "<reponame>", "description": "<description>" }'

user, reponame, description are to be set accordingly. description is optional.

If a user:pw combo were given, you'd not be prompted for you password. Only downside is, you have it in your bash history. (Of course, depending on your shell settings, if the command is prepended with a ' ' (Space character), this might not neccessarily be the case.)

Delete

curl -u <user> -X DELETE https://api.github.com/repos/<user>/<reponame>

Pretty self-describing.

Examples

First a creation:

[jl@jerrylee ~]% curl -u sjas https://api.github.com/user/repos -d '{"name": "my_testrepo", "description": "this is a description"}' 
Enter host password for user 'sjas':
{
  "id": 30072166,
  "name": "my_testrepo",
  "full_name": "sjas/my_testrepo",
  "owner": {
    "login": "sjas",
     ...

     ...
[jl@jerrylee ~]%     

And a deletion:

[jl@jerrylee ~]% curl -u sjas -X DELETE https://api.github.com/repos/sjas/my_testrepo
Enter host password for user 'sjas':
[jl@jerrylee ~]%     

If the deletion was successful, no response is provided. If it failed, github will tell you.

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