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A CLI tool for developers using GPT-3.

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A tool for using GPT just a little quicker. A nearly truly automated footgun. Learn how to revert with git before trying please.

Posting about progress here:

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Getting Started

pip install codegpt --upgrade

And set your openapi API key as an environment variable like they recommend: In their docs here

Windows users can also use setx like:


from an admin console.

Your first (safe) command

One cool thing is generating documentation. GPT-3 has a token limit of 4000 for completions, so larger files will be chunked up.

codegpt docs <paths>

And it'll generate docs, one per file. This is great when you're coming into a codebase you've never seen before.

Unsafe Commands

Everything else can modify files. Have someone hold your beer and try some of these (after you check it into git):

Usage To try Codegpt, you can run the following command:

codegpt do <instructions (quoted)> -f 

It can do basically anything. Try handing in some files for context and telling it to generate something new - SQL queries, new features, documentation, whatever.

Or use the quick command to do some neat stuff, like:

Generate docs

codegpt quick docs <filenames>

Change variable names to be more readable

codegpt quick varnames <filenames>

Add comments to your code automatically

codegpt quick comment <filenames>

Check for bugs (iffy, but worth a shot)

codegpt quick bugs <filenames>

Check for vulnerabilities (even more iffy, but worth a shot)

codegpt quick vulns <filenames>

Try to make code less miserable

codegpt quick ugh <filenames>

Keep in mind that using GPT-3 for code generation is paid, with a cost of 2 cents per 1,000 tokens.

Just like with a Jr Dev, it's best to break up your tasks into smaller pieces to improve the results.

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