? gh extension to explore the ecosystem

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  1. Install the gh cli – see the installation

    Installation requires a minimum version (2.0.0) of the the GitHub CLI that supports extensions.

  2. Install this extension:

    gh extension install coloradocolby/gh-eco
Manual Installation

If you want to install this extension manually, follow these steps:

  1. clone the repo

    # git
    git clone
    # GitHub CLI
    gh repo clone coloradocolby/gh-eco
  2. cd into it

    cd gh-eco
  3. build it

    gh build
  4. install it locally

    gh extension install .


to run:

gh eco

to upgrade:

gh extension upgrade eco


? Custom Configurations

Allowing users to customize the colors of all displayed elements is definitely a priority. Right now the colors used should be adaptive between standard light/dark themed terminal profiles, however it’s entirely possible for the colors to still clash! Beyond colors, having the ability to select what elements are displayed, their ordering, custom keymaps, etc. would be awesome!

⚡️ Interactions

I’m intentionally releasing gh-eco while I still have ideas bouncing around in my head for what could come next. There are some immediate limitations that I need to sort out. One of which is dealing with gh permissions. Right now all permissions are inherited from the gh cli, which only requests a small subset of available scopes. One interaction I have built out is to follow/unfollow users (see feature/follow-users branch), but the interaction is blocked due to missing scopes. I haven’t found any documentation or examples showcasing what extending permissions for a gh extension might look like, so I may need to contact support. I’d rather not make it a full blown standalone app that requires it’s own auth, as I think that might complicate things? If you have opinions please don’t hesitate to reach out!

Other interactions I think would be nice include:

  • searching for users and seeing results (i.e. perfect match not needed)
    • searching for repos as well (possibly using u/{username} and r/{repo} to differentiate searches)
  • “see more” option to view more than just pinned repos
  • viewing and/or filtering through a list of the followed/following users to jump to their profile
  • repo contributors and related stats
  • creative ways to show more user info while still keeping things clean (e.g. company, isHireable, status, etc). These are easy to display but I’m intentionally keeping things lightweight for now
  • trending users, repos, etc.

? Tests

To date only a small amount of tests have been written. I feel comfortable writing tests for smaller utility functions, but I’d love to do more integration type testing on the underlying Bubble Tea implementation. If you have any experience with this please feel free to open an issue / pull request and start the discussion!


  • Misalignment can occur when emojis are present. Since emoji widths vary, I don’t believe there is any way to deal with this. Definitely reach out if you have any ideas.

  • Smaller terminal screens will almost definitely cause rendering issues. For gh-eco to work properly make sure to give your terminal as much screen real estate as possible!


All contributions are greatly appreciated!

If you have a suggestion that would make gh-eco better, please fork the repo and create a pull request or open an issue.

See the open issues for a full list of proposed features (and known bugs).


Distributed under the MIT License. See for more information.


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