March 03, 2021
Illustration by my buddy Loor Nicolas
You are saving Github Gists often but you spend too much time on their UI.
Let’s do it from our CLI!
sudo apt install gist
Set a name for your token like
Check gist and user:email permissions.
umaskensures that the file is only accessible from your user account:
(umask 0077 && echo MY_SECRET_TOKEN > ~/.gist)
Note that in Ubuntu/Debian the
gistcommand is renamed to
gist-pasteto avoid conflicts, if you are using a different system like MacOS just replace
gistin the next snippet.
echo "hello gist" >> gist.txt gist-paste gist.txt # Returns URL of newly created gist https://gist.github.com/eb36806673aca3c63686078d584e2a2e
Written by Jon Portella.