Automagically-generated commit messages

A CLI tool that generates commit messages from your staged changes, built in Rust and using OpenAI’s Codex.


You can install auto-commit by running the following command in your terminal.

curl -fsSL | sh -

Or, if you’re an arch user, you can download it from the AUR using

yay -S auto-commit

You may need to close and reopen your terminal after installation. Alternatively, you can download the binary corresponding to your OS from the latest release.


auto-commit uses OpenAI’s Codex, which is currently in private beta. To use it, you’ll first need to to request access to Codex. Once you get access, grab an API key from your dashboard, and save it to OPENAI_API_KEY as follows (you can also save it in your bash/zsh profile for persistance between sessions).


Once you have configured your environment, stage some changes by running, for example, git add ., and then run auto-commit.

Of course, auto-commit also includes some options, for editing the message before commiting, or just printing the message to the terminal.

$ auto-commit --help
Automagically generate commit messages.

Usage: auto-commit [OPTIONS]

  -v, --verbose...  More output per occurrence
  -q, --quiet...    Less output per occurrence
      --dry-run     Output the generated message, but don't create a commit.
  -r, --review      Edit the generated commit message before committing.
  -h, --help        Print help information
  -V, --version     Print version information


Make sure you have the latest version of rust installed (use rustup). Then, you can build the project by running cargo build, and run it with cargo run.


This project is open-sourced under the MIT license. See the License file for more information.


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