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nilium / jsonkv
Created Dec 20, 2018
Short bash script to create a JSON object from a sequence of key-value arguments
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#!/usr/bin/env bash
case "$1" in
echo 'Usage: jsonkv [-h|--help] [--] KEY VALUE...' 1>&2
exit 2
nilium / gce-inventory
Last active Mar 18, 2019
Ansible dynamic inventory script to pull GCE hosts
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#!/usr/bin/env bash
set -e
usage() {
echo 'Usage: gce-inventory [--help|--list|--host HOSTNAME]' 1>&2
nilium /
Last active Jan 12, 2019
A CLI tool to fuzzy-find 1Password vault items and copy / format them.
nilium / fup
Last active Jan 6, 2019
Short script to upload a file to a GCS bucket and print its public URL
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#!/usr/bin/env bash
prog="$(basename "$0")"
## Defaults
# : ${FUP_URL_PREFIX:=https://CUSTOM-URL/}
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// This is an example message reader/writer with length prefixes and digests
// (in the example's case, using hmac-sha1) to try to confirm that the entire
// correct message was read.
package main
import (

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#!/usr/bin/env bash
while [ $# -gt 0 ]; do
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nilium / agentr
Last active Aug 31, 2018
Lazy script to run ag and entr in conjunction with a series of commands.
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#!/usr/bin/env bash
prog="$(basename "$0")"
want() {
for bin; do
if ! hash "$bin" 1>/dev/null 2>&1; then
echo "$bin: not installed" 1>&2
exit 1
nilium /
Last active Jul 9, 2018
Codf rationale draft 2

Codf exists primarily to make expressive, structured configuration easy to use. Expressive in this case means, more or less, relatively complex but easy to read and write. There are cases of progams like this in the wild, such as nginx, where configuration is integral to making use of them. Codf takes inspiration from nginx in particular, along with other curly-braced config languages. The goal is to provide structure for programs where the status quo of JSON-equivalent languages do not.

With that in mind, codf is the result of several years of building programs that require configuration to define their runtime behavior. This includes several programs whose configuration borders on scripting. These programs need configuration not only for inputs (sockets, files, DBs) and outputs (metrics, logs, more DBs), but also tasks, schedules, data pipelines, state transitions, and so on. Without these, the programs are mostly inert and do nothing — this makes configuration crucial to

nilium /
Last active Jul 8, 2018
Codf rationale draft


codf (godoc) is a personal config language for declaring structured config files with support for a range of built-in types. It's meant to scratch an itch I've had over configuration in Go programs for some time.

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