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GitHub Wiki and jGit [message #1404260] Wed, 30 July 2014 17:36 Go to next message
Dol Bik is currently offline Dol BikFriend
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Registered: April 2014
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Is it possible to access GitHub Wiki using jGit?

Let's take for example There are titles like "Installation", "The Basics", "Extensions", etc., links to other sites (as you can see on the right) and the corresponding descriptions.
How can I retrieve and parse those information with jGit?
I know how to access Git repositories with jGit, but I'm not sure if it's possible to access the GitHub Wiki as well.

This is what I have so far:

Repository repository = null;

try {
	File localPath = File.createTempFile("TestGitRepository", "");


	Git git =;
	repository = git.getRepository();

} catch (IOException | GitAPIException e) {
	System.err.println("Caught Exception: " + e.getMessage());
} finally {
	repository.close(); // Exception

But I get a java.lang.NullPointerException at repository.close();.

Thank you.

[Updated on: Wed, 30 July 2014 18:24]

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Re: GitHub Wiki and jGit [message #1404276 is a reply to message #1404260] Wed, 30 July 2014 20:32 Go to previous message
Matthias Sohn is currently offline Matthias SohnFriend
Messages: 1138
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
I tried your example and it works perfectly well, though if you hit an exception
the variable "repository" is null and you will hit NPE when trying to close the
repository. Add a null check to fix this.

Maybe some RuntimeException is thrown, in this case no stack trace will be
printed since you only catch checked exceptions.

Maybe you are lacking proxy settings ?
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