Since I have more than 100 projects to be created in Gitlab, is there a way that creation till push to repository can be automated. Create project->Clone the repo.->Push modified files. This flow needs to be automated. Please provide me reference incase of no specifics.

  • What exactly are you trying to do? Are you migrating from one place to another? Such as from github.com to gitlab.com? 18 hours ago
  • @AdamMarshall no, I am just creating multiple java services and have to host them on gitlab. I need scripts which can ease my process of creating project, cloning and pushing them back in complete automated way.
    – Meenal
    17 hours ago

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Projects don't have to be created in advance. You can just push to any namespace to create projects.

git remote add origin ssh://git@gitlab.example.com/mynamespace/my-newproject.git
git push -u origin --all

You'll see the server respond back with a message like this:

remote: The private project mynamespace/my-newprojct was successfully created.

If you wanted a script to create a project from scratch, you might do something like this:

#!/usr/bin/env bash
# create-project.sh
gitlab_host="gitlab.example.com"  # replace with your host
project_name="$(basename "${project_path}")"
mkdir "$project_name"
pushd "$project_name"
echo "# ${project_name}" > README.md
# Put any additional project file creation steps here
git init
git checkout -b main
git add .
git commit -m "initial commit"
git remote add origin "ssh://git@${gitlab_host}/${project_path}.git"
git push -u origin main


./create-project.sh mynamespace/my-newproject

This will create a directory my-newproject, setup repo files, remote, and push it to GitLab creating the project.

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