Add Binary to GitHub Gist

A neat little trick to keep binaries around which might disappear otherwise - or simply to add pictures to your Gists

How to add a binary file to a GitHub Gist

First make sure git is installed on the local machine and then:

  1. Create a new Gist

  2. Clone to your local machine (replace <hash> with your Gist's hash):

    git clone<hash>.git gist
  3. Add and commit the binary:

    cd gist
    git add VCForPython27.msi
    git commit -m "Added VCForPython27.msi binary"
  4. Push changes to GitHub:

    git push origin


Credit goes to Mark for this great trick!

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