Doorknob Doorknob - 4 months ago 16
Javascript Question

Github gist editing without changing URL

I have a gist with some javascript code in a

script
tag, like so:

<script src="https://raw.github.com/gist/b25dff23c2c4b4bd425a/f157aa95163311c4b58febb06b49ffd16419f642/images.js"></script>


And I will need to keep editing the JS file on github. However, when you edit a gist it changes the URL of the gist. How do I keep the same URL?

Answer

Gist changed the path to this file pattern:

https://gist.github.com/<USER_NAME>/<GIST_ID>/raw/<GIST_REVISION_ID>/<GIST_FILE_NAME>

You will notice that now the top answers' links are 404'ing.

Simply apply this new pattern and voilĂ !

https://gist.github.com/<USER_NAME>/<GIST_ID>/raw/<GIST_FILE_NAME>

For instance:

https://gist.githubusercontent.com/wesbos/cd16b8b1815825f111a2/raw/lol.js

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