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    Local git statistics including GitHub-like contributions calendars.

    I'd be curious to see your calendar with all your commits. Ping me on Twitter (@IonicaBizau). 😄 Until then, here's my calendar:


    ☁️ Installation

    You can install the package globally and use it as command line tool:

    # Install the package globally 
    npm i -g git-stats
    # Initialize git hooks 
    # This is for tracking the new commits 
    curl -s | bash

    Then, run git-stats --help and see what the CLI tool can do.

    $ git-stats --help
    Usage: git-stats [options]
    Local git statistics including GitHub-like contributions calendars.
      -r, --raw              Outputs a dump of the raw JSON data.
      --record <data>        Records a new commit. Don't use this unless you are
                             a mad scientist. If you are a developer just use
                             this option as part of the module.
      -s, --since <date>     Optional start date.
      -u, --until <date>     Optional end date.
      -g, --global-activity  Shows global activity calendar in the current
      -n, --disable-ansi     Forces the tool not to use ANSI styles.
      -l, --light            Enables the light theme.
      -d, --data <path>      Sets a custom data store file.
      -a, --authors          Shows a pie chart with the author related
                             contributions in the current repository.
      -h, --help             Displays this help.
      -v, --version          Displays version information.
      $ git-stats # Default behavior (stats in the last year)
      $ git-stats -l # Light mode
      $ git-stats -s '1 January 2012' # All the commits from 1 January 2012 to now
      $ git-stats -s '1 January 2012' -u '31 December 2012' # All the commits from 2012
    Your commit history is kept in ~/.git-stats by default. You can create
    ~/.git-stats-config.json to specify different defaults.
    Documentation can be found at


    Importing and deleting commits

    I know it's not nice to start your git commit calendar from scratch. That's why I created git-stats-importer–a tool which imports or deletes the commits from selected repositories.

    Check it out here:

    The usage is simple:

    # Install the importer tool 
    $ npm install -g git-stats-importer
    # Go to the repository you want to import 
    cd path/to/my-repository
    # Import the commits 
    $ git-stats-importer
    # ...or delete them if that's a dummy repository 
    $ git-stats-importer --delete

    Importing all the commits from GitHub and BitBucket

    Yes, that's also possible. I built a tool which downloads and then imports all the commits you have pushed to GitHub and BitBucket!

    # Download the repository downloader 
    $ git clone
    # Go to repository downloader 
    cd repository-downloader
    # Install the dependencies 
    $ npm install
    # Start downloading and importing 
    $ ./start

    What about the GitHub Contributions calendar?

    If you want to visualize the calendars that appear on GitHub profiles, you can do that using ghcal.

    # Install ghcal 
    $ npm install -g ghcal
    # Check out @alysonla's contributions 
    $ ghcal -u alysonla

    For more detailed documentation, check out the repository:

    If want to get even more GitHub stats in your terminal, you may want to try github-stats--this is like git-stats but with data taken from GitHub.

    Using the configuration file

    You can tweak the git-stats behavior using a configuration file in your home directory: ~/.git-stats-config.js.

    This file should export an object, like below (defaults are listed):

    module.exports = {
        // "DARK", "LIGHT" or an object interpreted by IonicaBizau/node-git-stats-colors
        "theme": "DARK"
        // The file where the commit hashes will be stored
      , "path": "~/.git-stats"
        // First day of the week
      , first_day: "Sun"
        // This defaults to *one year ago*
        // It can be any parsable date
      , since: undefined
        // This defaults to *now*
        // It can be any parsable date
      , until: undefined
        // Don't show authors by default
        // If true, this will enable the authors pie
      , authors: false
        // No global activity by default
        // If true, this will enable the global activity calendar in the current project
      , global_activity: false

    Since it's a js file, you can require any other modules there.

    Saving the data as HTML and images

    git-stats --raw outputs raw JSON format which can be consumed by other tools to generate results such as HTML files or images.

    git-stats-html interprets the JSON data and generates an HTML file. Example:

    # Install git-stats-html 
    npm install -g git-stats-html
    # Export the data from the last year (generate out.html) 
    git-stats --raw | git-stats-html -o out.html
    # Export data since 2015 (save the results in out.html) 
    git-stats --since '1 January 2015' --raw | ./bin/git-stats-html -o out.html --big

    After we have the HTML file, we can generate an image file using pageres by @sindresorhus:

    # Install pageres 
    npm install -g pageres-cli
    # Generate the image from HTML 
    pageres out.html 775x250

    Cross-platform compatibility

    git-stats is working fine in terminal emulators supporting ANSI styles. It should work fine on Linux and OS X.

    If you run git-stats to display graph on Windows, please use a terminal that can properly display ANSI colors.

    Cygwin Terminal is known to work, while Windows Command Prompt and Git Bash do not. Improvements are more than welcome! 💫

    📋 Example

    Here is an example how to use this package as library. To install it locally, as library, you can do that using npm (or yarn):

    # Using npm 
    npm install --save git-stats
    # Using yarn 
    yarn add git-stats
    // Dependencies
    var GitStats = require("git-stats");
    // Create the GitStats instance
    var g1 = new GitStats();
    // Display the ansi calendar
        theme: "DARK"
    }, function (err, data) {
        console.log(err || data);

    ❓ Get Help

    There are few ways to get help:

    1. Please post questions on Stack Overflow. You can open issues with questions, as long you add a link to your Stack Overflow question.

    2. For bug reports and feature requests, open issues. 🐛

    3. For direct and quick help, you can use Codementor. 🚀

    📝 Documentation

    For full API reference, see the file.

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    😋 How to contribute

    Have an idea? Found a bug? See how to contribute.

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    Thanks! ❤️

    💫 Where is this library used?

    If you are using this library in one of your projects, add it in this list. ✨

    📜 License

    MIT © Ionică Bizău


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