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🤔 What Is This

Cithak is a simple, secure yet powerful template manager CLI. Cithak can merge two templates by merge configuration files from those templates and Cithak was designed to be safe and transparent, so everything will be done under your permission.

📚 Motivation

Cithak was created because sometimes a template will broke other templates and templates are difficult to manage or combine. We solve this problem by give Cithak ability to merge readme and configuration files and ability to clone templates from github, gitlab, bitbucket, or your local storage with just simple CLI

💻 Features

  • Secure

    Cithak will log every activities and execute every tasks that you give permission to execute, or you can disable task execution with --no-exec flag

  • Smart

    Cithak can do more than overwrite your files, it can give index or merge data from two mergeable files like .json, .yaml, .env and some other configuration files, you can disable this feature with --no-merge flag

  • Flexible

    Cithak can use template from anywhere, clone templates from your local storage, github, gitlab, or bitbucket using git. You can use cithak with or without internet connection

📂 Installation

  • Node.js
npm install -g cithak
  • Windows, Linux, Mac

To use Cithak on Windows, Linux, or Mac without node js, download the latest executable for your operating system from releases

📃 Documentation

💡 Quick Start

  • Create a template
    Create a new folder for your template, you can configure your template inside template.json, it can contain description for your template and many more, for more information about template.json, read this section.
  "description": "describe-your-template-here"
  • Save new template
    To save a template just go to your template and type cth save [template-name]

  • Check your template
    After you save your template just check your template by using cth info [template-name], it should log your template name and it's description

  • Clone to your project
    The last thing you want to do is just clone your template to your project by typing cth clone [template-name].

Congratulation, now you know how to use Cithak CLI🎉

📘 Docs



for more CLI information type cth help in your terminal or search for command example

mergeable Files

  • YAML : *.yml, *.yaml
  • TOML : *.toml *.tml
  • JSON : *.json
  • README : README.[md, txt, markdown]
  • ENV : *.env
  • REST : *.rest
  • .prettierrc
  • .gitignore
  • .npmignore
  • .prettierignore

Template JSON

template.json is important for your template, it contains description and tasks of your template, template.json must have description that describe the template, and template.json can also have:

  • tasks

tasks is array of string contains all commands will executed

   "tasks": [
      "npm i package",
      "node index.js",
      "echo 'hello'"
  • include

include is array of glob string will include a file to the template folder if that file or folder is outside from the template folder.

"include": [
  • exclude

exclude is array of glob string that will ignore files that match with it's pattern

"exclude": [

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🎂 Contibuting

If you interested in contributing to this project, please read our

We are currently working on rewriting Cithak to TypeScript to make the cithak code more understandable and clear

📃 License

Cithak was published under MIT License.


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