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A simple litte script. Create and push to a new github repo from the command line.
#!/bin/bash
# https://gist.github.com/robwierzbowski/5430952/
# Create and push to a new github repo from the command line.
# Grabs sensible defaults from the containing folder and `.gitconfig`.
# Refinements welcome.
# Gather constant vars
CURRENTDIR=${PWD##*/}
GITHUBUSER=$(git config github.user)
# Get user input
read "REPONAME?New repo name (enter for ${PWD##*/}):"
read "USER?Git Username (enter for ${GITHUBUSER}):"
read "DESCRIPTION?Repo Description:"
echo "Here we go..."
# Curl some json to the github API oh damn we so fancy
curl -u ${USER:-${GITHUBUSER}} https://api.github.com/user/repos -d "{\"name\": \"${REPONAME:-${CURRENTDIR}}\", \"description\": \"${DESCRIPTION}\", \"private\": false, \"has_issues\": true, \"has_downloads\": true, \"has_wiki\": false}"
# Set the freshly created repo to the origin and push
# You'll need to have added your public key to your github account
git remote set-url origin git@github.com:${USER:-${GITHUBUSER}}/${REPONAME:-${CURRENTDIR}}.git
git push --set-upstream origin master
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ltrainpr commented Aug 3, 2013

I've been looking to automate creating Github repos from the command line and setting an alias. I'm new to scripts and bash programming in general. How do I implement this script? Do I just clone this gist from the terminal? Is there anything else I need to do?

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softvar commented Aug 23, 2013

Python wrapper for Github gists - simplegist
On github - https://github.com/softvar/simplegist

  • Creating gists returning the url, script and clone link for copy-paste purpose
  • Checkout one's gists - Name(s), Description and Content
  • Edit and Delete a gist
  • Search GitHub user's gist - fork, star and unstar them
  • List-all comments of any gist, make/edit a comment on a gist, delete a comment
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softvar commented Aug 23, 2013

@Itrainpr simply copy the contents to a bash file or simply clone this gist and run this bash script which which automatically ask u to enter your username, reponame and Repo-Description. It will also prompt you for your github password in order to push it directly to github.com without opening and creating using browser.

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xixixao commented Dec 15, 2013

The read syntax doesn't work for me on OS X.

Use a fork instead!

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aberezin commented Apr 4, 2014

Thanks @xixisao for the fork. You can also rewrite the bash reads like
read -p "Enter the foo value" foo

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robwierzbowski commented Jun 13, 2014

defunkts' hub is 100000* better than this. Go there!

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bogas04 commented Nov 16, 2015

I'm using

#Usage: gcreate userName repoName "Description if any"
gcreate () { 
  curl -u $1 https://api.github.com/user/repos -d "{\"name\": \"$2\", \"description\": \"$3\"}"
}

You can put it in .bash_profile / .bashrc and simply use gcreate

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sv7-harun commented Feb 23, 2017

hi guys
I am using curl to create remote repository in GITHUB but it is getting error. Can anyone help me out which path i need to pass during curl command execution like GITHUB Url or github organization Url . Please it is urgent

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sv7-harun commented Feb 23, 2017

when I am using curl below error i am getting

<title>405 Not Allowed</title>

405 Not Allowed

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LolnationCH commented Dec 16, 2017

@bogas04 That's exactly what have trying to do the past 15 minutes, tks!

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bpJedisim commented May 7, 2018

Did not work for me, I created a bash function with name gcreate using above contents, it gives following error:

$ gcreate
# now nothing appears, it does not ask for repo name, if I type repo name "hello" and press enter, it gives this error:
-bash: read: `REPONAME?New repo name (enter for github):': not a valid identifier
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bpJedisim commented May 7, 2018

@bogas04, the function is simple and appealing, but, however, unfortunately, did not work.

$ gcreate bpJedisim repoName "Description if any"
Enter host password for user 'bpJedisim':
curl: (35) error:1407742E:SSL routines:SSL23_GET_SERVER_HELLO:tlsv1 alert protocol version
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naseem91 commented May 20, 2019

Is there a way to do that from sbt rather than shell ?

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neps-in commented Jul 1, 2019

I get this error
curl: (35) error:1407742E:SSL routines:SSL23_GET_SERVER_HELLO:tlsv1 alert protocol version
Pls help

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Yashwanth-K commented Sep 26, 2019

It's not asking any username or repo name it is giving the following error

fatal: 'origin' does not appear to be a git repository
fatal: Could not read from remote repository.

pls help.

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robwierzbowski commented Sep 26, 2019

Sorry, I no longer maintain this code. There are probably better examples on the internet in 2019.

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CliffCrerar commented Sep 29, 2019

I'm using

#Usage: gcreate userName repoName "Description if any"
gcreate () { 
  curl -u $1 https://api.github.com/user/repos -d "{\"name\": \"$2\", \"description\": \"$3\"}"
}

You can put it in .bash_profile / .bashrc and simply use gcreate

Thanks, its amazing just what I was looking for.

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