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A shell script for easily accessing gitignore boilerplates from

Typical usage

$ gibo Python TextMate >> .gitignore

For additional usage instructions, run gibo without arguments.


Just download gibo and put it somewhere on your $PATH. Then:

chmod +x /path/to/gibo   # Make gibo executable
gibo -u                  # Initialise gibo

You can automate this with the following one-liner (assuming /usr/local/bin is on your $PATH).

curl -sLo /usr/local/bin/gibo && chmod +x /usr/local/bin/gibo && gibo -u

Tab completion in bash and zsh

bash and zsh users can enjoy the deluxe gibo experience by enabling tab completion of available boilerplate names.

bash instructions

Copy gibo-completion.bash into a bash_completion.d folder:

  • /etc/bash_completion.d
  • /usr/local/etc/bash_completion.d
  • ~/bash_completion.d

or copy it somewhere (e.g. ~/.gibo-completion.bash) and put the following in your .bashrc:

source ~/.gibo-completion.bash

zsh instructions

Copy gibo-completion.zsh somewhere (e.g. ~/.gibo-completion.zsh) and put the following in your .zshrc:

source ~/.gibo-completion.zsh

Alternatively, you can use gibo-completion.zsh as an oh-my-zsh plugin by following these instructions.


gibo was written by Simon Whitaker (@s1mn)

Thanks to yevgenko for adding the curl-based installation instructions.

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