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Local git statistics including GitHub-like contributions calendars.

I'd be curious to see your calendar with all your commits. Ping me on Twitter (@IonicaBizau). πŸ˜„ Until then, here's my calendar:


☁️ Installation

You can install the package globally and use it as command line tool:

# Install the package globally
npm i -g git-stats

# Initialize git hooks
# This is for tracking the new commits
curl -s | bash

Then, run git-stats --help and see what the CLI tool can do.

$ git-stats --help
Usage: git-stats [options]

Local git statistics including GitHub-like contributions calendars.

  -r, --raw              Outputs a dump of the raw JSON data.
  -g, --global-activity  Shows global activity calendar in the current
  -d, --data <path>      Sets a custom data store file.
  -l, --light            Enables the light theme.
  -n, --disable-ansi     Forces the tool not to use ANSI styles.
  -A, --author           Filter author related contributions in the current
  -a, --authors          Shows a pie chart with the author related
                         contributions in the current repository.
  -u, --until <date>     Optional end date.
  -s, --since <date>     Optional start date.
  --record <data>        Records a new commit. Don't use this unless you are
                         a mad scientist. If you are a developer just use
                         this option as part of the module.
  -h, --help             Displays this help.
  -v, --version          Displays version information.

  $ git-stats # Default behavior (stats in the last year)
  $ git-stats -l # Light mode
  $ git-stats -s '1 January 2012' # All the commits from 1 January 2012 to now
  $ git-stats -s '1 January 2012' -u '31 December 2012' # All the commits from 2012

Your commit history is kept in ~/.git-stats by default. You can create
~/.git-stats-config.js to specify different defaults.

Documentation can be found at


Importing and deleting commits

I know it's not nice to start your git commit calendar from scratch. That's why I created git-stats-importer–a tool which imports or deletes the commits from selected repositories.

Check it out here:

The usage is simple:

# Install the importer tool
$ npm install -g git-stats-importer

# Go to the repository you want to import
$ cd path/to/my-repository

# Import the commits
$ git-stats-importer

# ...or delete them if that's a dummy repository
$ git-stats-importer --delete

Importing all the commits from GitHub and BitBucket

Yes, that's also possible. I built a tool which downloads and then imports all the commits you have pushed to GitHub and BitBucket!

# Download the repository downloader
$ git clone

# Go to repository downloader
$ cd repository-downloader

# Install the dependencies
$ npm install

# Start downloading and importing
$ ./start

What about the GitHub Contributions calendar?

If you want to visualize the calendars that appear on GitHub profiles, you can do that using ghcal.

# Install ghcal
$ npm install -g ghcal

# Check out @alysonla's contributions
$ ghcal -u alysonla

For more detailed documentation, check out the repository:

If want to get even more GitHub stats in your terminal, you may want to try github-stats--this is like git-stats but with data taken from GitHub.

Using the configuration file

You can tweak the git-stats behavior using a configuration file in your home directory: ~/.git-stats-config.js.

This file should export an object, like below (defaults are listed):

module.exports = {
    // "DARK", "LIGHT" or an object interpreted by IonicaBizau/node-git-stats-colors
    "theme": "DARK"

    // The file where the commit hashes will be stored
  , "path": "~/.git-stats"

    // First day of the week
  , first_day: "Sun"

    // This defaults to *one year ago*
    // It can be any parsable date
  , since: undefined

    // This defaults to *now*
    // It can be any parsable date
  , until: undefined

    // Don't show authors by default
    // If true, this will enable the authors pie
  , authors: false

    // No global activity by default
    // If true, this will enable the global activity calendar in the current project
  , global_activity: false

Since it's a js file, you can require any other modules there.

Saving the data as HTML and images

git-stats --raw outputs raw JSON format which can be consumed by other tools to generate results such as HTML files or images.

git-stats-html interprets the JSON data and generates an HTML file. Example:

# Install git-stats-html

npm install -g git-stats-html

# Export the data from the last year (generate out.html)

git-stats --raw | git-stats-html -o out.html

# Export data since 2015 (save the results in out.html)

git-stats --since '1 January 2015' --raw | ./bin/git-stats-html -o out.html --big

After we have the HTML file, we can generate an image file using pageres by @sindresorhus:

# Install pageres

npm install -g pageres-cli

# Generate the image from HTML

pageres out.html 775x250

Cross-platform compatibility

git-stats is working fine in terminal emulators supporting ANSI styles. It should work fine on Linux and OS X.

If you run git-stats to display graph on Windows, please use a terminal that can properly display ANSI colors.

Cygwin Terminal is known to work, while Windows Command Prompt and Git Bash do not. Improvements are more than welcome! πŸ’«

πŸ“‹ Example

Here is an example how to use this package as library. To install it locally, as library, you can use npm install git-stats (or yarn add git-stats):

// Dependencies
var GitStats = require("git-stats");

// Create the GitStats instance
var g1 = new GitStats();

// Display the ansi calendar
    theme: "DARK"
}, function (err, data) {
    console.log(err || data);

❓ Get Help

There are few ways to get help:

  1. Please post questions on Stack Overflow. You can open issues with questions, as long you add a link to your Stack Overflow question.
  2. For bug reports and feature requests, open issues. πŸ›
  3. For direct and quick help, you can use Codementor. πŸš€

πŸ“ Documentation

For full API reference, see the file.

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Have an idea? Found a bug? See how to contribute.

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However, if you get some profit from this or just want to encourage me to continue creating stuff, there are few ways you can do it:

  • Starring and sharing the projects you like πŸš€

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Thanks! ❀️

πŸ’« Where is this library used?

If you are using this library in one of your projects, add it in this list. ✨

  • git-stats-importer
  • git-stats-fcc-importer

πŸ“œ License

MIT © Ionică Bizău