So I ran into an interesting problem over the weekend, I forgot my 2FA token for Gitlab at home while I was away. My laptop’s SSH key was already loaded into Gitlab so I knew I could clone any of my repositories if only I could remember the exact name. That of course turned out to be the problem: I couldn’t remember the name of a specific repository that I wanted to work on. I even tried throwing a bunch of things at git clone to try to guess it and still had no luck. Enter the Gitlab API:
#!/usr/bin/env python3 import requests from tabulate import tabulate personal_token = 'asdfqwerzxcv1234' user_id = 'dword4' base_url = 'https://gitlab.com/api/v4/' repo_url = 'users/'+user_id+'/projects' full_url = base_url + repo_url + '?private_token=' + personal_token res = requests.get(full_url).json() table =  for project in res: name = project['name'] name_spaced = project['name_with_namespace'] path = project['path'] path_spaced = project['path_with_namespace'] if project['description'] is None: description = '' else: description = project['description'] #print(name,'|', description) table.append([name, description]) print(tabulate(table, headers=["name","description"]))
This is of course super simplistic and does virtually no error checking, fancy formatting, etc. However now with a quick alias I can get a list of my repositories even when I do flake out and forget my token at home.