From Github Termux ,[^1] Github Termux Widget [^2] download the APKs and install them. You can use F-Droid as well.
Give Termux access to your storage using the following command :[^3]
Use the following commands to setup git and github via HTTPS :
pkg update && pkg upgrade
pkg install git
pkg install gh
You can use SSH as well
Login to your Github account :
gh auth login
Update the git configs :
git config --global user.name "name"
git config --global user.email "email"
Now you should clone your repository, try to use the following commands :
git status git pull git commit git push
If you are on Android 12, you’ll get an error with the command required to add the repository to a security list or something like that. Do it, and these commands should work.
Create a directory for the shortcuts :[^4]
mkdir -p /data/data/com.termux/files/home/.shortcuts chmod 700 -R /data/data/com.termux/files/home/.shortcuts mkdir -p /data/data/com.termux/files/home/.shortcuts/tasks chmod 700 -R /data/data/com.termux/files/home/.shortcuts/tasks
Create the sync script :
Add the following script :[^5]
#!/bin/bash cd storage/shared/LifeWiki git pull && git add -A && git commit -a -m "android vault backup: `date +'%Y-%m-%d %H-%M-%S'`" && git pull
Create the widget and add it to your home screen. That’s it, you just need to launch it to sync your Obsidian vault. It means you need to launch it before and after editing notes. If you putted your script inside ~/.shortcuts it will launch in the foreground, and if it was inside ~/.shortcuts/tasks then it will launch in the background. I recommend using as a widget the one that execute the code in the foreground and keep the other one for the Cron job.
If you want to automatically sync your vault every hour, for instance, you can do it using a Cron job. [^6] [^7] [^8]
First, you need to install Cron :
pkg install cronie termux-services
Then, you’ll restart Termux then run the following :
sv-enable crond crontab -e
Finally, you’ll end up with the
crontab -e command in the nano text editor. Add the following :
* */1 * * * bash ~/.shortcuts/tasks/sync_script.sh
You can find information about Cron job easily on the internet.[^9]