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fork a repo in bitbucket using bash

Hi all,

I can fork a repo using web GUI of bitbucket, it is straight forward.  But, I want to do the operation in bash.  Is there a way?

 

Thanks.

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DPK J Community Leader Sep 14, 2019

@CharlieFork is not standard Git or Command Line operation, so in simple words no you can't fork any repository using terminal.

But, once you have forked a repository, or you have cloned it in your local you can run git workflow using command line.

You can read this guide to maintain sync with upstream after fork using command line - https://www.atlassian.com/git/tutorials/git-forks-and-upstreams

@DPK J , 

it is not true.  One of the member here suggested that I can fork using command line.

The post is here:

https://community.atlassian.com/t5/Bitbucket-questions/How-can-I-fork-a-private-bitbucket-repository-like-github/qaq-p/1171071?utm_source=atlcomm&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=mentions_reply&utm_content=topic

At the end of the post, she mentioned about how to do it with command line.

DPK J Community Leader Sep 17, 2019

@Charliewhat here suggested is REST API. If you are comfortable using that, like with curl etc. you can do that.

curl -X POST -u <USERNAME> https://api.bitbucket.org/2.0/repositories/<REPO_USER>/<REPO_NAME>/forks

This is not command line but assessing using rest interfaces.

@DPK J ,

As long as I can write a command in a bash script to carry out the operation, and yes, that is what I am after.

Since you also tend to give me to the 'curl' command, I will give the credit to you.

Thanks.

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