GitHub Issue Label Generator
This python script will generate the standard set of labels that we use in all of our GitHub issues databases.
The definition of the lables you want to create is set within
definitions.json. The script expects all existing labels to have already been deleted. Errors will be generated if the label it's trying to create already exists. The script will carry on, but it won't overwrite/modify the existing label.
- set up a virtual environment (because I said so)
- install the requirements with
pip install -r requirements.txt
- make sure that ALL of the existing labels in the repository are deleted (or, be prepared to put up with some errors)
gen-labels.pyin the following manner...
python gen-labels.py -u USERNAME -p PASSWORD -o REPOSITORY-OWNER -r REPOSITORY
python gen-labels.py -u martinpeck -p 1234$abcd -o martinpeck -r plinky
Full usage can be obtained by using
-h command line arg...
usage: gen-labels.py [-h] -u USERNAME -p PASSWORD -o OWNER -r REPOSITORY [-d DEFINITIONS] [-t] Generates GitHub issue labels. optional arguments: -h, --help show this help message and exit -u USERNAME, --user USERNAME github username -p PASSWORD, --pass PASSWORD github password, or application token for 2FA -o OWNER, --owner OWNER the owner of the repository to update -r REPOSITORY, --repo REPOSITORY the repository to update -d DEFINITIONS, --def DEFINITIONS location of json file containing label definitions. Defaults to definitions.json -t, --test If true, performs a dry run without actually making request to github
Issues are all tracked in GitHub Issues...using labels that I created with this script! There are a few enhancements I'd like to make, but feel free to post issues as and when you find them...or, better still, send me a pull request.