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CommandBox can install a Github Gist from as a package.

Make sure the root of your Git repo has a box.json inside of it so CommandBox can tell the version and name of the package. If there is no box.json, the name of the Gist ID will be used as the package name.


To install a package from a Github Gist, you must pass the Gist ID from

install gist:<gistID>
install gist:b6cfe92a08c742bab78dd15fc2c1b2bb

The Github username is optional.

install gist:<username>/<gistID>

You can target a specific commit by adding a "commit-ish" after the Gist ID.

install gist:b6cfe92a08c742bab78dd15fc2c1b2bb#37348a126f1f410120785be0d84ad7a2148c3e9f

In box.json

You can specify packages from folder endpoints as dependencies in your box.json in this format. Remember, JSON requires that backslashes be escaped.

"dependencies" : {
"myPackage" : "gist:gistID"