Cloning Multiple Repositories

mu-repo allows clones to work in multiple projects at once, although some prep-work is needed for it to work:

The first step is configuring the remote base url(s).

Say that you're working with 2 projects: projectA and projectB and projectB depends on projectA and they're all available on

The urls in this case to be checked out would be something as:

So, the url: or has to be configured as a remote host for clones by doing:

git config --global --add mu-repo.remote-base-url ssh://

Note that it's possible to add as many urls as wanted.

To check what are the actual urls that mu-repo will use (and the order in which they'll be tried, it's possible to do):

git config --get-regexp mu-repo.remote-base-url

By doing so, it'll be possible to do mu clone projectA without specifying the base-url. This is nice on itself, but to go one step further and actually clone multiple projects, we need to configure the projects themselves by adding the dependency info (this is done by grouping by project directories).

# Given a project structure with:
/projectA (depends on libA)

# Go into projectA and make it depend on libA: 
>> cd projectA
>> mu register ../libA

# Actually commit the .mu_repo so that the dependency is available when cloning:
>> mu add .mu_repo
>> mu commit -m "Adding dependency to mu-repo"

Then, by cloning with mu clone projectA, both projectA and libA will be cloned (and by going to projectA and using any mu command there, the commands will be propagated to libA).

Note: Dependencies are not recursively calculated, so, if projectC depends on projectB which in turn depends on projectA, projectA has to be registered in projectC and in projectB.