Whenever I wanted to share a piece of code with someone, I use GitHub’s Gists feature. It works great and offers embed options as well! Since I had been learning how to code Nodejs CLI apps in the past few days, I had been creating more gists than ever.

I realised it was cumbersome to open GitHub website to create the gist each time. I consider creating a CLI app as a challenge to address that problem, but as expected, there is already one!

It works great for my purpose and this gem is installable in various methods. Being a Homebrew fan, I used brew install gist to install, authenticated with GitHub and it’s good to go!

I can create new private gists with:

Paste content directly from clipboard:

Add a description as well to the gist:

The gem seems to offer a whole lot more. Check their GitHub readme section for details.

Published by Arun

Happiness Engineer, Automattic; Prev, Freshworks Inc