Posts Tagged ‘github’

Software Carpentry

January 3, 2018 Leave a comment

Software Carpentry is a community of volunteer instructors who teach short workshops and develop lessons which empower researchers of all disciplines to learn about and improve the ways in which they create software and collaborate.” (source)

I found them today: . Looks good!


funny git commits

February 19, 2017 Leave a comment

Some funny GitHub commits:

Found here.

What to do if shit happened.

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compile and try a Go project on GitHub

I found an interesting Go project on GitHub ( that I wanted to try. How to compile it?

(This project “pxl” can display images in the terminal).


GOBIN=$(pwd) GOPATH=/tmp/gobuild go get

Under Manjaro I had to install the package “gc”, which contains the official Go compiler.

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How to update a GitHub forked repository?

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open the github page for the current git repository in your browser

February 4, 2016 Leave a comment

You have a GitHub project and you are in its local folder in bash. How to open the project’s GitHub page with one command?

I found a bash function for this (credits are at the top in comments):

# Opens the github page for the current git repository in your browser
function gh() {
  giturl=$(git config --get remote.origin.url)
  if [ "$giturl" == "" ]
     echo "Not a git repository or no remote.origin.url set"
     exit 1;

  branch="$(git symbolic-ref HEAD 2>/dev/null)" ||
  branch="(unnamed branch)"     # detached HEAD
  echo "#" $giturl
  xdg-open $giturl

Just add it to the end of your ~/.bashrc file, open a new terminal (or source it) and use the “command” gh in your shell.

For more info on xdg-open see this post.

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Atom 1.0 has arrived

June 27, 2015 Leave a comment

Atom is a text editor that’s modern, approachable, yet hackable to the core—a tool you can customize to do anything but also use productively without ever touching a config file.” (source)

This text editor is developed by GitHub. I remember the early versions didn’t exist for Linux, so I was disappointed, but this is no longer an issue. The editor is cross-platform and since version 1.0 came out, I decided to give it a try.

It’s very similar to the excellent Sublime Text editor. It’s visible that they copied lots of things from it :) However, ST is not open source and there is one guy behind ST, Jon Skinner. Atom is fully open source with a large community behind it that is hard to beat…

How to use Atom for Python editing?

I found a blog post that can get you started: . In addition, I also installed the package ‘script‘ that lets you run your script inside Atom.

Atom has the nice feature to change your settings via a GUI. In ST you need to edit JSON files directly.

All in all, Atom seems to be a nice editor. It’s still version 1.0, so I’m sure it’ll improve a lot, but I already like it.

GitHub status page

If GitHub is down or slow, visit the address above to figure out what’s going on.

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