That graph thing that shows when you've been committing, and one less reason to use GitHub.
Make the 0-commit color more distinct
Add --cache-file
Fix initial server reponse behavior, add --pull


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You can also use your local clone with git send-email.

Activity graph

Visualizes your commit activity in the git repositories found in a given set of directories.

This program has 3 general use-cases:

  1. Printing out a nice visualization of your commits to stdout.

    activity-graph stdout -i <dirs-with-your-repos>
  2. Generating a html file (and, optionally, a css file instead of a <style>) to be looked at / served via a file server.

    activity-graph generate -i <dirs-with-your-repos> -o test.html [-c test.css]
  3. Serving the generated html and css straight from memory via hyper:

    activity-graph server -i <dirs-with-your-repos> --host


Install Rust 1.43.1 and Cargo 1.43.0 (or newer), and then run the following command:

cargo build --release [--features server]

The executable is target/release/activity-graph[.exe].

Might work on older versions of Rust and/or Cargo, and probably does, but those versions are what I wrote this with.

Optional features

  • rayon is enabled by default, but is optional. It allows for the parallellization of the underlying git commands, which causes a ~4x speedup on my system.

  • server is disabled by default, and can be enabled to allow for the third described usecase, via the server subcommand. This causes the program to stay alive until manual termination (Ctrl+C), serving the generated HTML on a configurable port and address (--host). The responses are always from a fast cache, and hits to the cache will cause the html to be regenerated depending on the --cache-lifetime parameter.


I recommend writing your own, it's a fun little project. But even though I would not recommend using this code, you may use it under the terms of the GNU GPLv3 license.


Run activity-graph --help for the manual.