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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). :smile: Until then, here's my calendar:


:cloud: 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.

Options: -r, --raw Outputs a dump of the raw JSON data. -g, --global-activity Shows global activity calendar in the current repository. -d, --data Sets a custom data store file. -l, --light Enables the light theme. -n, --disable-ansi Forces the tool not to use ANSI styles. -A, --author Filter author related contributions in the current repository. -a, --authors Shows a pie chart with the author related contributions in the current repository. -u, --until Optional end date. -s, --since Optional start date. --record 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. -h, --help Displays this help. -v, --version Displays version information.

Examples: $ 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.js 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

–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


# 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

--this is like

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:


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

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.

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

by @sindresorhus:

# Install pageres

npm install -g pageres-cli

Generate the image from HTML

pageres out.html 775x250

Cross-platform compatibility

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

If you run

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! :dizzy:

:clipboard: Example

Here is an example how to use this package as library. To install it locally, as library, you can use

npm install git-stats
yarn add git-stats
// Dependencies
var GitStats = require("git-stats");

// Create the GitStats instance var g1 = new GitStats();

// Display the ansi calendar g1.ansiCalendar({ theme: "DARK" }, function (err, data) { console.log(err || data); });

:question: 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. :bug:
  3. For direct and quick help, you can use Codementor. :rocket:

:memo: Documentation

For full API reference, see the file.

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:dizzy: Where is this library used?

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

  • git-stats-fcc-importer
  • git-stats-importer

:scroll: License

MIT © Ionică Bizău

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