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Latest commit e7d41a8 Apr 29, 2011 @ivanvc Merged pull request #2 from jjb/patch-1.
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TextMate Bundle to create Public/Private Gists

With this bundle you can simply create public and private gists. You need to have Ruby, and configured your GitHub username and token in your global config. The URL will be copied to the clipboard.


  • Install ruby
  • Configure your GitHub account
  • If for some reason your git binary is in a place that /usr/bin/env cannot locate, then you can set it to a TextMate Shell variable (`TM_GIT`), or add the path its in to `PATH`. For example, if you installed git from MacPorts, you would add `/opt/local/bin:` to the front of `PATH`,
  • add your github username and token to your git config:

    $ git config --global github.user [your username] $ git config --global github.token [your token]

    or to your shell environment:

    export GITHUB_USER="[your username]" export GITHUB_TOKEN="[your token]"


mkdir -p ~/Library/Application\ Support/TextMate/Bundles/ cd ~/Library/Application\ Support/TextMate/Bundles git clone git:// Gists.tmbundle osascript -e 'tell app "TextMate" to reload bundles'

That’s it

  • Use ⌘⌥⇧I to create a private gist
  • Use ⌘⌥⇧U to create a public gist


If setting your user/token in your shell environment, TextMate must be launched via the command line `mate` command, NOT from the dock or Finder. Otherwise it won’t pick up the variables (strange behavior on TextMate’s part).


Thanks to jjb, dandean, and beaucollins for their contributions.

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