Frequently Asked Questions

Do you accept template contributions?

Yes, if they are somewhat general. And, it is a great way to have me maintain template compatibility for you in case something changes in a future version.

Either open an issue or push them to a fork on GitHub.

Why is the wrapping broken in comments I make?

Unfortunately, GitHub have crippled the newline behaviour of Markdown. If you wrap your comments for readability then you’ll be creating new paragraphs with every single line. There is very little that can be done locally to fix this.

The easiest way to workaround the issue is to disable wrapping in your text editor for template files. The files hubugs creates are easy to match for automating this within your editor, just use $TMPDIR/hubugs-*.mkd.

How do I create headlines when lines beginning with # are scrubbed?

Markdown syntax supports two different heading formats, and only one of them requires a # at the start of a line. Using the alternative setext format is simple:



The other possibility, although not recommended, is to set a custom value for core.commentchar in your git configuration settings. program:hubugs will honour the set value, and strip any lines that begin with that character. You should note however that this is a recent addition to git, and other tools may not work correctly with it set to a non-default value.

I don’t like your choice of template language

[It isn’t really a question, but it has come up a couple of times.]

The use of Jinja should only be an issue if you wish to author your own templates, if you’re using the built-in templates you shouldn’t notice Jinja at all. That said…

The use of Jinja seems to be an entry barrier to some people, but it isn’t going to change. For the same – invariably pointless and religious – reasons people prefer other templating engines I prefer Jinja.


With all that said, I probably wouldn’t be opposed to accepting patches supporting additional optional engines ;)