A small utility for making gists
A small utility for making gists. When I need to share code snippets online, the formatting always ends up totally messed up when I copy-paste manually. This alleviates that.
The easiest way to get a copy is through
pip3 install mkgist
Annoying things happen, at least on my system, without
pip3. I'll look into it at some point.
To install dependencies, run
pip install -r requirements.txt after installing. I don't use this within a virtual environment, but doing so would look something like this:
virtualenv -p $(which python3) $HOME/virtualenv/mkgist
mkgist filenames [-d "description"] [--public] [--raw] [--nocopy]
- If no filenames are entered, the contents of the gist are read from STDIN.
- The location of the created gist is printed to stdout.
- Gists are secret by default, but can be made public with
--public. (Secret gists aren't indexed by search engines)
--rawreturns a link to the raw hosted file, which you can then get with
wget. If multiple files are created with this flag, the URLs are always printed to stdout.
- By default, the URL of the created Gist is copied to the clipboard.
--nocopyprints the link to stdout instead, not overwriting the clipboard.
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