I grabbed this simple
license script from @defunkt back in July 2010 which
prints a copy of the MIT license with my name/email as the copyright.
#!/bin/sh # Usage: license # Prints an MIT license appropriate for totin' around. # # $ license > COPYING # # Original version by Chris Wanstrath: # http://gist.github.com/287717 exec sh -c "tail -n +$(($LINENO + 2)) < $0 | sed s/DATE/$(date +%Y)/" MIT License Copyright (c) DATE Joshua Priddle <firstname.lastname@example.org> Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions: The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software. THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.
It’s pretty neat how this works. The
$LINENO bit basically takes all content
MIT License line and down, then passes it to
sed to insert
Use it like so:
license > LICENSE