Grab is a tool that downloads source code repositories into a convenient directory layout created from the repo’s URL’s domain and path. It supports Git, Mercurial (hg), Subversion, and Bazaar repositories.
$ grab github.com/jmhodges/grab # https://github.com/jmhodges/grab also works. $ ls ~/src/github.com/jmhodges/grab LICENSE README.md go.mod go.sum grab main.go
By default, grab downloads into
$HOME/src (overridable with the env var
GRAB_HOME). The repo
github.com/jmhodges/grab was stored in it with the domain (
github.com) as the top-level directory, and
grab created as subdirectories down the path.
Also, the input to
grab doesn’t have to contain a scheme (e.g.
https://) to work.
Grab can be installed by running
go install github.com/jmhodges/grab.