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Git Remote Helper

Git Remote Helper (this is a standard mechanism for working with non-standard code storages) is a git-client helper to interact with remote repositories hosted on the GOSH blockchain.


Install helper using the installation script

If you have macOS or Linux, you can use this installation method.

wget -O - \ \
  | bash -s

Checking the installation results.

Install helper using the installation package

If you have a Debian-based system, use the installation from the package:



sudo dpkg -i git-remote-gosh-amd64.deb

Checking the installation results.

If you have Windows, you can use the installation methods below.

Install helper from binary releases

  1. Follow the link and download the version of the Git Remote Helper for the required operating system (macOS, Linux, Windows).

  2. Extract files from tar-file

    (e.g. for Linux x64):

    tar xvf git-remote-gosh-linux-amd64.tar
  3. Move binary files to any searchable path

    (e.g. /usr/local/bin):

    mv git-remote-gosh /usr/local/bin
    mv git-remote-gosh_v?_0_0 /usr/local/bin

    and move dispatcher.ini to ~/.gosh/ folder:

    mkdir ~/.gosh || mv dispatcher.ini ~/.gosh/

Checking the installation results.

Install helper from source

  1. Prerequisites:

    • Rust v1.66+
    • Protobuf Compiler
    • git
    • make
    • gcc
    • openssl


      For Windows users:

      make sure that the appropriate Perl version is installed for your build environment.

  2. Clone gosh repository.

  3. Go to the gosh directory

      cd gosh

    Then build all the necessary components:

      cd v1_x/git-remote-gosh && make install
      cd v2_x/git-remote-gosh && make install
      cd v3_x/git-remote-gosh && make install
      cd v4_x/git-remote-gosh && make install
      cd gosh-dispatcher && make install


    After building all the components, the finished binary files will be located in the ~/.cargo/bin directory.

    You need to create a configuration file for the Git Remote Helper: ~/.gosh/dispatcher.ini

    with the following content:


Verifying the installation result

You can check the correctness of the configuration file by running the command:

git-remote-gosh dispatcher_ini

As a result, you will see the following:

Run the following command to make sure it's available:

which git-remote-gosh

If the Git Remote Helper is not available, then add path with git-remote-gosh

for availability via $PATH:

export PATH=~/.gosh:$PATH

Setup user account

When creating your account in GOSH Web or Docker extension you received a GOSH wallet address and keys.

To be able to push to GOSH repositories, you need to set up these credentials for Git Remote Helper.

The Git Remote Helper expects that the wallet credentials are in the file ~/.gosh/config.json or in the file specified in the environment variable GOSH_CONFIG_PATH,

for example:

  "primary-network": "mainnet",
  "networks": {
    "mainnet": {
      "user-wallet": {
        "profile": "USERNAME",
        "pubkey": "655b120c996b4f69c686cb3b769fbdfa0141006ce6a88dc012bf323c30265924",
        "secret": "6bdc38c0ecd6f74399f6b8ff2486f0e2abb32fca712caf3e4a47ef4a2634c4e8"
      "endpoints": [

Use GOSH as remote

For correct usage of the helper you should refer to remote in the following form:


Set remote for existing local repository

Copy the URL to configure the remote from the web interface, after creating a repository on GOSH.


The address of the System Contract depends from the GOSH version of contracts.

for example setup for version 3:

git remote add origin gosh://0:8b1cbcd8b08a6c384e0db0d3513898d36203fced3e141a7f6b99cc580738fc22/my-DAO/my-repo

Clone repository

git clone gosh://0:8b1cbcd8b08a6c384e0db0d3513898d36203fced3e141a7f6b99cc580738fc22/my-DAO/my-repo

Ever SDK protocol

By default, the SDK in Git Remote Helper uses the WebSocket protocol. If for some reason this does not suit you (for example, you are using Alpine Linux), then set the environment variable GOSH_PROTO to http

export GOSH_PROTO=http