Useful git aliases
I really enjoy using
aliases for git commands because a) I’m lazy and b) it makes me feel more productive.
Some basic ones I use
alias ga="git add" alias gc="git commit" alias gd="git diff" alias gch="git checkout" alias gst="git status" alias gp="git push -u origin master" alias gpo="git push origin" alias gb="git branch" alias gcb="git checkout -b"
These ones are set up in my
.bashrc file so that I can just execute them as is, i.e
Some more complex ones (except for fetch) in my
.gitconfig I enjoy:
f = fetch fu = fetch upstream master track = branch --set-upstream-to=upstream/master master parent = "!git show-branch | grep '*' | grep -v \"$(git rev-parse --abbrev-ref HEAD)\" | head -n1 | sed 's/.*\\[\\(.*\\)\\].*/\\1/' | sed 's/[\\^~].*//' #" lg = log --oneline last = log -1 HEAD
track are useful for doing things when I’m working on a forked repository
parent shows the parent branch of the current working branch
lg shows commit history one line at a time
last shows information for the last commit
Whether they make me more productive or not, I just enjoy using them and see no reason not to.
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