I would like to execute following command to do git fetch in git repos if the have a remote (= git remote is non-empty):

find -name .git -execdir test $(git remote) \; -execdir git fetch
                              How to quote/escape/mask this?

Tried much variations which don't work like: "$(git remote)", '$(git remote)', \$\(git remote\), '"$(git remote)'", ...

  • Not a direct answer to the question you asked, but you can also use a glob: shopt -s globstar; for d in **/*.git; do pushd "$d"; test ...; popd; done – slhck Jan 29 '16 at 14:54
  • @slhck Also a nice idea :) – criztovyl Jan 30 '16 at 17:29

Try this:

find -name .git -execdir sh -c 'test $(git remote)' \; -execdir git fetch \;

and because that starts a shell anyway, you can even do:

find -name .git -execdir sh -c 'test $(git remote) && git fetch' \;
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