gister is a command line tool for managing GitHub gists.
After publishing files to gist.github.com, this tool will:
You can also use
gister to sync your gists between gist.github.com and your machine.
For Linux, BSD, etc, you also need
For Cygwin, you need putclip/getclip provided by cygutils-extra.
(Mas OS X users should be fine with the preinstalled pbcopy/pbpaste.)
Mac OS X users also need GNU versions of
xsel users should use
gist.rb v4.1.2+, since there is a bug bitting xsel users in previous versions.
git clone https://github.com/weakish/gister.git cd gister sudo rake install
If you want to install
gister to a place other than
/usr, you can use
sudo rake install[prefix] instead, e.g.
sudo rake install[/usr/local].
For the first time, you need to run
gister init to associate your GitHub account and configure the directory to store local copies of your gists.
After that, you may run
gister sync to fetch all your gists to local.
sync can only fetch up to 10 million gists for you. If you have more than 10 million gists, you need to modify the source of
Whenever you want to publish a gist, just use
gister description file.txt ...
This will create the gist with the provided description, clone the gist repo, put the gistid to clipborad, and open the url in your
Note: you must provide gist description, otherwise
gister will fail.
gister will pass all arguments to gist as
gist -c -o -d description ..., so you can use other options that gist understands, e.g.
gister descrption -P will work.
If you've edited your gists at
gist.github.com or local machine, without pull/push changesets, you can sync all your gists via
If you've deleted your gists at
gister sync, the directories of deleted gists at your local machine will be marked with a prefix
Search all of your gists:
gister search regexp
From version 1.0.0,
gister uses a different storage structure.
If you have used
gister <1.0.0, then you need to run this command to migrate:
/path/to/your/gists |-- gists.list # a list of all your gists (including meta info) |-- repo # git repositories of your gists |-- tree # working directory of your gist repositories |-- 123456 # an example of gist |-- _123567890 # an example of gist which you have deleted on gist.github.com |-- ... `-- .csearchindex # code search index
Fork and/or send pull requests or issues on github: https://github.com/weakish/gister