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Python wrapper for Gist

Project description

Python wrapper for GitHub's Gist API.

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  • Create Gists and get url, script and clone link on success (can be used for copy-paste purpose too)
  • View one’s Gist(s) - name, description and it’s content
  • Edit and Delete a gist
  • Search Gist(s) of any user; fork, star and unstar them
  • List all comments on any Gist, put/edit/delete a comment on a Gist


$ pip install simplegist

Download here and run python install after changing directory to /simplegist

Generating Github API Access Token

Go to Github’s Account settings > Applications Create a new token and use it for making API requests instead of password

Example Usage

from simplegist import Simplegist

ghGist = Simplegist(username='USERNAME', api_token='API_TOKEN')
# or provide USERNAME and API_TOKEN in file, so just, ghGist = Gist()

# creating gist and getting url, script and clone link
ghGist.create(name='_GISTNAME', description='_ANY_DESCRIPTION', public=1, content='_CONTENT_GOES_HERE')

# List down all the names of authenticated user's Gists

# List down only the names of recent two Gists of user '_USERNAME''_USERNAME').list(2)

# List down all the comments on gist named '_GISTNAME' of user 'USERNAME'
ghGist.comments().listall(user='_USERNAME', name='_GISTNAME')

# ...and many more...

Full Usage and Documentation


Patches and suggestions are welcome

$ git clone
$ cd simplegist

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