Simple Git Client for R
Simple git client based on ‘libgit2’ with user-friendly authentication and support for both SSH and HTTPS remotes on all platforms. 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.
Gert is still in early development with limited documentation. Have a look at the slides.
Get the latest version from CRAN:
Or install the development version:
On Linux you need to install libgit2:
For Ubuntu Trusty and Xenial, you can use libgit2 backports from this ppa:
It is still possible to install the package with older versions of libgit2 (e.g. on CentOS) however these do not support authentication over ssh/https remotes. Offline functionality should work fine.