Thursday, June 16, 2011

GitHub gists, pastebins with a Git twist

By Vasudev Ram - | @vasudevram |

Saw this recently - seems like a nice idea:

GitHub gists (quoting from the site), are:

"a simple way to share snippets and pastes with others. All gists are git repositories, so they are automatically versioned, forkable and usable as a git repository."

"Snippets", in the above, means, of course, code snippets, since GitHub is a code repository site.

The GitHub gist entry page (where you can create a gist) tries to detect the programming language used in the gist by the file name extension - you can paste the code into a text box, as in a pastebin, but you have to give the gist a file name, like or bar.c .


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- Vasudev Ram

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