gh gist create

gh gist create [<filename>... | -] [flags]

Create a new GitHub gist with given contents.

Gists can be created from one or multiple files. Alternatively, pass - as file name to read from standard input.

By default, gists are secret; use --public to make publicly listed ones.


-d, --desc <string>
A description for this gist
-f, --filename <string>
Provide a filename to be used when reading from standard input
-p, --public
List the gist publicly (default "secret")
-w, --web
Open the web browser with created gist


gh gist new


# publish file '' as a public gist
$ gh gist create --public

# create a gist with a description
$ gh gist create -d "my Hello-World program in Python"

# create a gist containing several files
$ gh gist create cool.txt

# read from standard input to create a gist
$ gh gist create -

# create a gist from output piped from another command
$ cat cool.txt | gh gist create

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