Skip to main content

ASCII to SVG Git log graph visualizer.

Project description


ASCII to SVG Git log graph visualizer. Useful for teaching Git. Under the hood it uses


$ cat example.txt

  \        /            ^
   b1----b2----b3       |
   ^           ^       [master,HEAD]
   |           |
  [_branch]   [branch]

$ gitink --time-direction=90 --in-file=example.txt | display

This produces (display command requires imagemagick):

Git log graph example

Available options

$ gitink --help
Usage: gitink [OPTIONS]

  --scale FLOAT             Scale sizes by this factor.
  --in-file TEXT            ASCII file to convert.
  --time-direction INTEGER  Direction of the time arrow (0, 90, 180, or 270).
  --help                    Show this message and exit.


$ pip install gitink

Alternately you can replace master with a branch or a tag.

How do the colors work?

Coloring is done according to the first character of the commit hash. Other suggestions welcome.

I used this code before but the API changed?

You can find the old version on the spaghetti branch.

Project details

Download files

Download the file for your platform. If you're not sure which to choose, learn more about installing packages.

Files for gitink, version 0.2.0
Filename, size File type Python version Upload date Hashes
Filename, size gitink-0.2.0.tar.gz (8.1 kB) File type Source Python version None Upload date Hashes View

Supported by

AWS AWS Cloud computing Datadog Datadog Monitoring DigiCert DigiCert EV certificate Facebook / Instagram Facebook / Instagram PSF Sponsor Fastly Fastly CDN Google Google Object Storage and Download Analytics Pingdom Pingdom Monitoring Salesforce Salesforce PSF Sponsor Sentry Sentry Error logging StatusPage StatusPage Status page