GitHub Commit Bot

Generate Organic™ GitHub activity
My most insidious idea yet


The Contribution Dream


Once a day (if my laptop is open),
commit-bot adds today's line:

Commit: Wed Sep 25 22:00:00 EDT 2019

This is a Bash script
designed to be run locally
(i.e. on your machine)



But @theshteves,
I want this to run every day

Oh hush

Nobody commits every day
Is that what you want?
🚫 Sorry, not today

We're looking for a more realistic distribution of activity throughout the year



Getting Started

If you're on Windows™,
setup the Windows Subsystem for Linux

If you haven't already,
install git


  1. Open your command-line
    & navigate to whatever folder you prefer

  2. Fork this project on GitHub

  3. Download your new copy of this project

git clone https://github.com/<your-github-username>/commit-bot.git

Don't forget to include your username

  1. Test run the script
    in case you need to fix permissions issues
/bin/bash ./commit-bot/bot.sh
  1. Open your crontab to set a trigger
crontab -e

NOTE:
If this makes your screen almost blank
with no toolbar of keys to navigate,
you've probably entered the text editor Vim

Remember, press "i" to start [i]nserting text

When you're finished,
press "Esc" repeatedly until nothing happens

Then type ":wq" to save & quit
or ":q!" to quit without saving

  1. Add this line to schedule every 10pm or whenever
0 22 * * * /bin/bash /<full-path-to-your-folder>/commit-bot/bot.sh

Do not forget to include the correct folder path

NOTE:
Make sure you save your changes
on your way out!

Commit Bot

Automatically generates GitHub activity

Commit Bot Info

⭐ Stars 53
🔗 Source Code github.com
🕒 Last Update 5 months ago
🕒 Created 7 years ago
🐞 Open Issues 3
➗ Star-Issue Ratio 18
😎 Author theshteves