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GitHub Repository Initialization Script

GitHub Repository Initialization Script
This Bash script automates the process of creating a new GitHub repository, initializing it with a README file, and pushing the initial commit to the remote repository. The script prompts the user for a repository name and utilizes the GitHub API to create a new public repository.


Before using this script, make sure you have the following:

  • GitHub account
  • GitHub username
  • GitHub personal access token with repo scope


  1. Set your GitHub username and personal access token:

    # GitHub username 
    # GitHub personal access token
  2. Navigate to the desired directory where you want to create the new repository:

    cd /path/to/your/Documents
  3. Run the script:

  4. Enter the desired repository name when prompted.

  5. The script will create a new directory with the given repository name, initialize a Git repository, create an initial commit with a README file, and push it to the newly created GitHub repository.

Script Explanation

  • git init -b main: Initializes a new Git repository with the main branch.

  • curl -u "$GITHUB_USERNAME:$GITHUB_TOKEN" -d '{"name":"'"$REPO_NAME"'", "private": false}': Uses the GitHub API to create a new public repository with the specified name.

  • git remote add origin "$GITHUB_USERNAME/$REPO_NAME.git": Sets the remote repository URL.

  • git branch -M main: Renames the default branch to main.

  • git push -u origin main: Pushes the initial commit to the remote repository.

  • code .: Opens the repository in Visual Studio Code (you may need to have it installed).

Feel free to fork this repository, make any changes, and suggest improvements. Your contributions are welcome!

Top comments (2)

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Aarti Kushwaha

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Prithvi Yewale

Thanks šŸ˜ŠšŸ˜Š