Timothy Escopete

Github History Vandalism

A former colleague introduced me to gelstudiosgitfiti. It’s a tool to decorate your github account’s commit history calendar by (blatantly) abusing git’s ability to accept commits in the past.

I tested it, and it works as described.

In its Notable derivatives or mentions, it mentions pikesley’s pokrovsky as a service.

Both works good as described. However, both missed the automation of the creation of github repository and its deletion for recreation.

Hence, I have come up with a simple solution.

Simple Solution

Automation using github dev API, and bash.


  1. curl
  2. jq - http://stedolan.github.io/jq/download/

How it works

  1. You provide your github username (the one from the url, and not your email address) once.
  2. You provide your github password once.
  3. You provide the repository to create or recreate, once.
  4. The bash script will do the rest of the job for you.

How to test it

  1. You clone the ghvandalism repository on your local.
  2. You run the bash script with 1 argument, e.g., TEST

    bash install.sh TEST
  3. It will ask you for your github username, password, and repository to create/recreate, once.
  4. Wait until it is finished.

Other things that you should know

  1. Providing your github user and pswd is safe. It is recorded on your local, and is .gitignore’d and therefore it can neither be committed nor pushed.
  2. It is still using pikesley’s pokrovsky’s web service (see above for links).
  3. The script is provided as is, without warranty of any kind, express or implied.

Please let me know what you think of the script - if you are able to ran it successfully or not.