R/get.remote.sha.R

Defines functions get.remote.sha

Documented in get.remote.sha

#' Get Remote SHA
#'
#' Look up SHA reference code on GitHub.
#'
#' @param owner repository owner.
#' @param repo repository name.
#' @param ref reference.
#' @param seven whether to truncate SHA reference code to seven characters.
#'
#' @return SHA reference code as a string.
#'
#' @seealso
#' \code{\link{taf.bootstrap}} uses \code{get.remote.sha} to determine whether
#' it is necessary to remove or download files, via \code{\link{clean.library}},
#' \code{\link{clean.software}}, and \code{\link{download.github}}.
#'
#' \code{\link{TAF-package}} gives an overview of the package.
#'
#' @examples
#' \dontrun{
#' get.remote.sha("ices-tools-prod", "icesAdvice", "master")
#' get.remote.sha("ices-tools-prod", "icesAdvice", "1.3-0")
#' get.remote.sha("ices-tools-prod", "icesAdvice", "1.3-0", seven=FALSE)
#' }
#'
#' @importFrom utils URLencode
#'
#' @export

get.remote.sha <- function(owner, repo, ref, seven=TRUE)
{
  ## GitHub API URL to get head commit at a reference
  url <- paste("https://api.github.com/repos", owner, repo, "commits",
               URLencode(ref, reserved=TRUE), sep="/")

  ## Read and extract SHA code
  sha <- readLines(url, warn=FALSE)  # one line in Windows, many lines in Linux
  sha <- paste(sha, collapse="")     # format as one line
  sha <- gsub(" ", "", sha)          # with no spaces
  sha <- sub("\\{\"sha\":\"(.*?)\".*", "\\1", sha)  # extract SHA code

  ## Truncate to seven characters
  if(seven)
    sha <- substring(sha, 1, 7)

  sha
}

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