Github Gist client allowing for quick uploads via commandline!
pip3 install gistbin
git clone https://github.com/chand1012/gistbin.git cd gistbin pip install .
Because Gistbin uses the GitHub API, authentication is required. This requires a Github Personal Access Token, instructions of where to find and how to generate can be found here. To authenticate, simply run
gistbin --login after installing and enter the prompted information. Here is an example:
octocat@octoserv:~$ gistbin --login Enter GitHub username: octocat Enter GitHub access token: **************** Keyfile saved. octocat@octoserv:~$
The key file is saved at
To use, simply pipe the file you want to upload into Gistbin like so:
octocat@octoserv:~$ cat hello_world.rb | gistbin https://gist.github.com/octocat/6cad326836d38bd3a7ae
By default, the gist that you upload is given a random name and a
.txt extension with a blank description. You can edit this later on the gist’s webpage, or you can also pass the
--desc to add a name and description respectively. You can also use the shortcut parameters,
octocat@octoserv:~$ cat test.cs | gistbin -n "test.cs" https://gist.github.com/octocat/1305321
If you don’t want others to see your gist, and you just want it for your eyes only, you can pass
octocat@octoserv:~$ cat private.txt | gistbin -n "private.txt" -p https://gist.github.com/octocat/thisissecret
If you want to get the raw url for the uploaded file, such as if you want to then download the file immediately onto another machine, you can pass the
octocat@octoserv:~$ cat git-author-rewrite.sh | gistbin -n "git-author-rewrite.sh" -r https://gist.githubusercontent.com/octocat/0831f3fbd83ac4d46451/raw/c197afe3e9ea2e4218f9fccbc0f36d2b8fd3c1e3/git-author-rewrite.sh
If you are on a platform that does not support piping in to STDIN, you can instead give GistBin a path to a file with the
--file command. This works with a single file or multiple files, but will not work with the
--raw flag. This is also the only way to get GistBin working on Windows.
octocat@octoserv:~$ gistbin -f singleBrick.scad singleBrick.stl # this is an ASCII STL, GistBin does not work with binary files. https://gist.github.com/chand1012/c8f4d8094d6e0b48c8e97e89a2530fad
You can also get the instructions for all of these commands with the help flag:
octocat@octoserv:~$ gistbin -h usage: gistbin [-h] [-n NAME] [-v] [-d DESC] [--login] [-p] [-r] A commandline tool for GitHub Gists. optional arguments: -h, --help show this help message and exit -n NAME, --name NAME Gives your gist a name. Input as a string. Default is random. -v, --verbose Enables verbose output. -d DESC, --desc DESC Gives your gist a description. Input as a string. --login Login to GitHub Gists. -p, --private Sets your Gist to private so only those with the link can see. -r, --raw Makes Gistbin return the raw URL instead of the HTML URL of the file. -f FILES [FILES ...], --file FILES [FILES ...] Gives Gistbin a list of files to upload. Also works with a single file.
Gistbin doesn’t just work with
cat you can pipe any terminal output (that ends) into it! For example, if you wanted to list all the files in a directory, you could use
ls -1 | gistbin -n "filelist.txt". If you wanted to get all the logs from yesterday from the journal, you could run
journalctl --since yesterday | gistbin -n "yesterday-today-journal.log". The possibilities are endless!