Command line tool for managing GitHub project issues.

cli, github, issue-management, python
pip install gissue==0.3



Build Status issues

🐙 Github issue manager in the command line


clone the repository
$ git clone
install dependencies
$ pip install -r requirements.txt
link to /usr/local/bin
$ ln -s $PWD/gissue/ /usr/local/bin/gissue

Using Gissue

Authenticating With Github.

Before you can use gissue you need to authenticate with GitHub. Gissue uses Githubs personal access tokens to authenticate and it is super simple to get a token. Simply run:

$ gissue --generate-token

You will then be prompted for your Github username & password.

If your account is secured with oauth this will not work. You will need to go to Github and generate a token in your user settings. Once you have your token run:

$ gissue --update-token <your token from github here>

You should now be authenticated with the Github servers.

Getting Issues.

Inside a directory with a .git folder

When running gissue inside a directory with a .git directory it will retrieve all issues on the project you are inside.

$ gissue

(2)🐛 bug - Error when not conected to internet

(1)💉 enhancement - Feature to add issue from cli

Inside a directory without a .git folder

When running gissue in a directory that does not contain a .git directory it will retrieve all issues assigned to you on Github.

Adding issues

Creating an issue is easy

$ gissue add
title your issue
> my new issue
  • gissue will now open your editor defined in the users env variables or default to nano.

  • Here you can write the body of your issue. Lines starting with # are ignored. Or leave it blank.

  • Save and quit from the editor and your new issue will be posted to github.

my new issue has been created

Adding issues with labels

You can add issues with one or more labels with the optional --label argument.

$ gissue add --label bug

You can specify one or more labels from the following labels [bug, duplicate, enhancement, good first issue, help wanted, invalid, question, hotfix]

Show the issues in the git repostitory

You can retrieve and print out all the issues in the current repo

$ gissue show

Additional Show arguments

There are optional arguments which can be written after the show command

$ gissue show --number [number]

Retrieves and gets the issue with number/id 1 in the repostitory.

$ gissue show --state [open, closed, all]

Displays issues with the defined state.


  • Add testing suite
  • Add labels to new issue
  • Add comment to existing label
  • Close an issue
  • Open an issue to github website