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Sublime GitHub

This is a plugin for the Sublime Text text editor (both versions 2 and 3) that provides a number of useful commands for GitHub, including creating and browsing gists, opening and editing files on GitHub, and bringing up the blame and commit history views.

Installation

You can install via Sublime Package Control plugin. Just open "Package Control: Install Package" in your Command Palette and search for "sublime-github". The plugin should be picked up automatically. If not, restart Sublime Text.

Usage

The first time you run one of the commands, it will ask you for your GitHub username and password in order to create a GitHub API access token, which gets saved in the Sublime GitHub user settings file. Your username and password are not stored anywhere, but if you would rather generate the access token yourself, see the "Generating Your Own Access Token" section below.

The following commands are available in the Command Palette:

  • GitHub: Switch Accounts

    Switch to another GitHub account (see Adding Additional Accounts below)

  • GitHub: Private Gist from Selection

    Create a private gist from the currently selected text (or, if nothing is selected, the contents of the active editor.

  • GitHub: Public Gist from Selection

    Create a public gist from the currently selected text (or, if nothing is selected, the contents of the active editor.

  • GitHub: Copy Gist to Clipboard

    Displays a quick select panel listing all of your gists, and selecting one will copy the contents of that gist to your clipboard.

  • GitHub: Copy Starred Gist to Clipboard

    Displays a quick select panel listing only your starred gists, and selecting one will copy the contents of that gist to your clipboard.

  • GitHub: Open Gist in Editor

    Displays a quick select panel listing all of your gists, and selecting one will open a new editor tab with the contents of that gist.

  • GitHub: Open Starred Gist in Editor

    Displays a quick select panel listing only your starred gists, and selecting one will open a new editor tab with the contents of that gist.

  • GitHub: Open Gist in Browser

    Displays a quick select panel listing all of your gists, and selecting one will open that gist in your default web browser.

  • GitHub: Open Starred Gist in Browser

    Displays a quick select panel listing only your starred gists, and selecting one will open that gist in your default web browser.

  • GitHub: Update Gist

    Update the gist open in the current editor.

The following commands require the Git plugin, available through the Package Manager. After installing, restart Sublime Text.

  • GitHub: Open Remote URL in Browser

    Open the current file's location in the repository in the browser.

  • GitHub: Copy Remote URL to Clipboard

    Put the url of the current file's location in the repository into the clipboard.

  • GitHub: Blame

    Open the GitHub blame view of the current file in the browser

  • GitHub: History

    Open the GitHub commit history view of the current file in the browser.

  • GitHub: Edit

    Open the current file for editing on GitHub. I'm not sure why you'd want to do that, but it was easy enough to add.

Adding Additional Accounts

If have multiple GitHub accounts, or have a private GitHub installation, you can add the other accounts and switch between them whenever you like.

Go to the GitHub user settings file (Preferences -> Package Settings -> GitHub -> Settings - User), and add another entry to the accounts dictionary. If it is another GitHub account, copy the base_uri for the default GitHub entry (if you don't see it, you can get it from Preferences -> Package Settings -> GitHub -> Settings - Default, or in the example below), and just give the account a different name. If you're adding a private GitHub installation, the base_uri will be whatever the base url is for your private GitHub, plus "/api/v3". For example:

"accounts":
{
    "GitHub":
    {
        "base_uri": "https://api.github.com",
        "github_token": "..."
    },
    "YourCo":
    {
        "base_uri": "https://github.yourco.com/api/v3",
        "github_token": ""
    }
}

Don't worry about setting the github_token--that will be set for you automatically, after you switch accounts (Shift-Cmd-P, "GitHub: Switch Accounts").

Key Bindings

You can add your own keyboard shortcuts in Preferences -> Key Bindings - User. For example:

[
    { "keys": ["ctrl+super+g", "ctrl+super+n"], "command": "public_gist_from_selection" },
    { "keys": ["ctrl+super+g", "ctrl+super+p","super+n"], "command": "private_gist_from_selection" },
    { "keys": ["ctrl+super+g", "ctrl+super+o"], "command": "open_gist_in_editor" },
    { "keys": ["ctrl+super+g", "ctrl+super+c"], "command": "open_gist_url" }
]

(Note that ctrl+super+g (^⌘G) conflicts with Sublime Text's Quick Find All, so adjust accordingly.) Available commands can be seen in https://github.com/bgreenlee/sublime-github/blob/master/Github.sublime-commands.

Issues

  • Linux requires the curl binary to be installed on your system (in one of: /usr/local/sbin, /usr/local/bin, /usr/sbin, /usr/bin, /sbin, or /bin).

  • Depending on the number of gists you have, there can be a considerable delay the first time your list of gists is fetched. Subsequent requests will be cached and should be a bit faster (although the GitHub API's ETags are currently not correct; once they fix that, it should speed things up). In the meantime, if there are gists that you open frequently, open them on GitHub and "Star" them, then access them via the Open/Copy Starred Gist commands.

  • Setting the file type for syntax highlighting when opening a gist in the editor does not work in Linux. I could get it to work with significant effort, so if you desperately want it, open an issue.

Generating Your Own Access Token

If you feel uncomfortable giving your GitHub username and password to the plugin, you can generate a GitHub API access token yourself. Just open up a Terminal window/shell (on OS X, Linux or Cygwin), and run:

curl -u username -d '{"scopes":["gist"]}' https://api.github.com/authorizations

where username is your GitHub username. You'll be prompt for your password first. Then you'll get back a response that includes a 40-digit "token" value (e.g. 6423ba8429a152ff4a7279d1e8f4674029d3ef87). Go to Sublime Text 2 -> Preferences -> Package Settings -> GitHub -> Settings - User, and insert the token there. It should look like:

{
    "github_token": "6423ba8429a152ff4a7279d1e8f4674029d3ef87"
}

Restart Sublime.

That's it!

Configuring a proxy

If you are behind a proxy you can configure it for each account.

Note that until a bug in urllib3 is fixed, in order to use a proxy you also have to force curl mode (Curl is required obviously).

For example:

"accounts":
{
    "GitHub":
    {
        "base_uri": "https://api.github.com",
        "https_proxy": "...",
        "force_curl": true
    }
}

Bugs and Feature Requests

http://github.com/bgreenlee/sublime-github/issues

Copyright

Copyright © 2011+ Brad Greenlee. See LICENSE for details.

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