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A Git murder mystery

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The Git Murder Mystery Generator

This project generates a "gitstery" git repository.

NOTICE: This is not the Git Murder Mystery repository. For that, please visit


pip install gitstery-generator

Or clone this repository and then pip install ./python install.


To generate a new repository at /tmp/gitstery:

gitstery generate /tmp/gitstery

To verify a repository:

gitstery verify /tmp/gitstery
gitstery verify
gitstery verify

If you have your own fork of the gitstery repository you'd like to update:

gitstery push /tmp/gitstery <your repository URL>


gitstery generate --push /tmp/gitstery

The following environment variables replace some commonly used values:

Environment Variable Usage
GITSTERY_TEMP_DIR The directory in which to generate the new repository
GITSTERY_SEED The random seed to use (useful for reproducible "builds")
GITSTERY_TARGET_REPO URL of the remote repository



The "murder mystery" repository this project generates was inspired by similar projects:

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