The Software Heritage Git Loader is a tool and a library to walk a local Git repository and inject into the SWH dataset all contained files that weren’t known before.

The main entry points are:

  • swh.loader.git.loader.GitLoader for the main loader which can ingest either local or remote git repository’s contents. This is the main implementation deployed in production.

  • swh.loader.git.from_disk.GitLoaderFromDisk which ingests only local git clone repository.

  • swh.loader.git.loader.GitLoaderFromArchive which ingests a git repository wrapped in an archive.

  • swh.loader.git.directory.GitCheckoutLoader which ingests a git tree at a specific commit, branch or tag.


This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

See top-level LICENSE file for the full text of the GNU General Public License along with this program.


### Runtime

  • python3

  • python3-dulwich

  • python3-retrying

  • python3-swh.core

  • python3-swh.model

  • python3-swh.storage

  • python3-swh.scheduler

### Test

  • python3-nose


  • implementation language, Python3

  • coding guidelines: conform to PEP8

  • Git access: via dulwich

CLI Run#

You can run the loader from a remote origin (loader) or from an origin on disk (from_disk) directly by calling:

swh loader -C <config-file> run git <git-repository-url>

or “git_disk”.

## Configuration sample


  cls: remote
    url: http://localhost:5002/

Reference Documentation#