rawnly/gist.nvim

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2023-03-14

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gist.nvim

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gist.nvim is a Neovim plugin that allows you to create a GitHub Gist from the current file. The plugin uses the gh command-line tool to create the Gist and provides a simple interface for specifying the Gist's description and privacy settings.

Installation

To use gist.nvim, you need to have Neovim installed on your system. You also need to have the gh command-line tool installed and configured with your GitHub account.

If you intend to use the GistsList command to list and edit all your gists, I suggest the nvim-unception plugin.

Once you have Neovim and gh installed, you can install gist.nvim using your favorite plugin manager.

Using lazy.nvim:

return {
  {
    "Rawnly/gist.nvim",
    cmd = { "GistCreate", "GistCreateFromFile", "GistsList" },
    config = true
  },
  -- `GistsList` opens the selected gif in a terminal buffer,
  -- nvim-unception uses neovim remote rpc functionality to open the gist in an actual buffer
  -- and prevents neovim buffer inception
  {
    "samjwill/nvim-unception",
    lazy = false,
    init = function() vim.g.unception_block_while_host_edits = true end
  }
}

Using packer.nvim:

use {
  "rawnly/gist.nvim",
  config = function() require("gist").setup() end,
  -- `GistsList` opens the selected gif in a terminal buffer,
  -- this plugin uses neovim remote rpc functionality to open the gist in an actual buffer and not have buffer inception
  requires = { "samjwill/nvim-unception", setup = function() vim.g.unception_block_while_host_edits = true end }
}

Usage

To create a Gist from the current file, use the :GistCreate command in Neovim. The plugin will prompt you for a description and whether the Gist should be private or public.

  :GistCreate [description] [public=true]
  • :GistCreate will create the gist from the current selection
  • :GistCreateFromFile will create the gist from the current file

Both the commands accept the same options which are [description=] and [public=true]

If you don't pass the description it will prompt to insert one later. If you pass [public=true] it won't prompt for privacy later.

After you enter the description and privacy settings, the plugin ask for confirmation and will create the Gist using the gh command-line tool and copy the Gist's URL to the given clipboard registry.

You can also list your gists and edit their files on the fly.

    :GistsList
  • :GistsList will list all your gists and after you select one it will open a buffer to edit it

Configuration

gist.nvim provides a few configuration options that you can with the setup function:

    require("gist").setup({
        private = false, -- All gists will be private, you won't be prompted again
        clipboard = "+", -- The registry to use for copying the Gist URL
        list = {
            -- If there are multiple files in a gist you can scroll them,
            -- with vim-like bindings n/p next previous
            mappings = {
                next_file = "<C-n>",
                prev_file = "<C-p>"
            }
        }
    })

License

gist.nvim is released under MIT License. See LICENSE for details.

Contributing

If you find a bug or would like to contribute to gist.nvim, please open an issue or a pull request. All contributions are welcome and appreciated!