Max's PortfolioFeaturedProjects by TypeLanguageLibraryDBCloud Platform

Github Auto Pull


Automagically pull and restart your program whenever git changes are made.


Download an executable for your platform from the releases page or run npm i -g @programmer5000/github-auto-pull. Then create the script you want to run:

echo "echo test" >
chmod +x

If you get an EACCES error, try this:

sudo apt-get install libcap2-bin
sudo setcap cap_net_bind_service=+ep `readlink -f \`which node\``

github-auto-pull binds on port 80, which can usually only be bound by root. These commands allow node to bind on port 80. See also this StackOverflow post.

Otherwise, stop github-auto-pull.

Then go into your desired github repo. Create a webhook, setting your IP address as the URL. Make sure to set the content type to application/json. Then generate a random string and set that as your secret for the webhook.

./github-auto-pull INSERT_SECRET_HERE

Save the webhook and your console should tell you that you got a ping.