cligh - Command-line Interface to GitHub

This is a simple command-line interface to the facilities of GitHub. It is written by Christopher Brannon The current version is 0.3, released July 23, 2016. This program is still in the early stage of development. It is by no means feature-complete. A friend and I consider it useful, but others may not.


Obtain the current stable version using this link: You can verify the integrity of the file using the gpg signature.


This program is written in Python 3.x. There is no backward compatibility with 2.x, since 3.x is the future.

cligh requires the PyGithub package. The homepage for PyGithub is It can also be installed using pip install PyGithub.

The final dependency is PyXDG. Get it from, or install it using pip install pyxdg.

Once the dependencies are installed, type ./ install in the cligh source directory, in order to install the script and its helper modules.


Run the following command to configure cligh:

cligh configure

The program will prompt you for a username and password. It then creates an authorization using the Github API. cligh never stores your password. Instead, it stores the token associated with the authorization that it created. It uses this token to authenticate to Github.


Usage is straightforward, and the program provides informative help messages. Simply type cligh -h at a shell prompt, to see the introductory help message.


The source for this project is managed by git. If you wish to contribute, or if you simply wish to use the unpublished “development” sources, clone it using a command such as the following:

git clone git://

Patches are most appreciated. Please send them to