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A tool to quickly fetch a license.

Project Description

li is a tool to quickly fetch a license.

When finishing up a project, you had two choices to fetch your license:

  1. Go to some previous projects of yours and get the license you used there. Then check if the year of the license is still valid, else change it. Estimated time: ~30 seconds.
  2. Go online and use a search engine to find the license of your choice, in plain-text. Naturally, you click on the wrong link about 13 times before you find a simple plain-text version of the license, for you to copy. Then replace the <year> and <author> fields with your data. Estimated time: ~1-2 minutes.

I propose the following solution:

$ li -k mit -a "Your Name" > LICENSE

Estimated time: ~5 seconds.

You can also pass a year with -y, but I reckon you’ll be happy with the default value being the current year. The best thing is: your input is cached under $HOME/.license, so next time, all you need to type is:

$ li > LICENSE

Estimated time: ~1 second. Estimated happiness: over 9000. You’re welcome.


You can grab li off PyPI:

$ pip install li


This project is licensed under the MIT-License.


Peter Goldsborough & cat :heart:

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