My script to start new C projects

This is the script I use to create a basic C project fast. It creates the following files:

If you would like to use it, create a file with the following code (I named it c-init) and place it in you /bin folder. Make sure the folder is added to your PATH.

#!/bin/bash

if [ -z "$1" ]; then
        echo "Project name is missing."
        exit 1
fi

project_name=$1
project_dir=$(pwd)/$project_name

mkdir $project_dir
cd $project_dir

touch CMakeLists.txt
touch LICENSE.md
touch README.md
touch .gitignore

curl -LJO https://gist.githubusercontent.com/denniscmartin/\
67ca8777425c3a3ae0831089d36c557b/raw/517d5ff8a058780bb7a3403d7781d3a0a5fe8391/\
.clang-format

mkdir build
mkdir src
touch src/main.c

cat <<EOF >CMakeLists.txt
cmake_minimum_required(VERSION 3.1)

project($project_name
        VERSION 1.0
        LANGUAGES C
)

set(CMAKE_C_STANDARD 17)

add_custom_target(run
        COMMAND $project_name
        DEPENDS $project_name
        WORKING_DIRECTORY \${CMAKE_PROJECT_DIR}
)

add_executable($project_name src/main.c)
EOF

cat <<EOF >.gitignore
**/build/
EOF

cat <<EOF >src/main.c
#include <stdio.h>

int main() {
        printf("Hello, world!\n");

        return 0;
}
EOF

echo "Project created succesfully"
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Usage

your-filename $PROJECT_NAME

In my case is:

c-init the-next-million-dollar-idea
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