Git Alias Workflow
Continuing this article series about Streamlining Workflow, must include a way to streamline our git commands. This article uses my own aliases and a GIST for the full list.
TLTR: Want to just straight to the code? The complete alias file I use is available in this GIST.
There are a few ways to add aliases to your system and the natural place to start is by adding them to your terminal configuration. In my case, I have a ton of aliases I have added to my
However, since these are Git commands I have decided to add them to my
.gitconfig file. This makes sure my
zshrc more DRY. To do this add a new section to your
[alias]. Now, let's begin.
I am not going to go over every aliased command in my configuration, just the ones I use most frequently.
I have several commands that help with branches.Each command is prefixed with
- So, to checkout an existing branch:
git co name-of-branch
- Create a new branch:
git cob name-of-new-branch
- Create a new branch:
git br name-of-new-branch. This alias I have stopped using in favor of
cobbecause at creation,
cobchanges to the branch.
- Change to master branch:
git com. If you have changed your default branch to
mainor some other name, this will still change to the default branch.
- Delete a branch:
git brd name-of-new-branch
So, to check the status:
git st, which uses the
-sb switch to trim the CLI to a cleaner output:
- Add all changed files:
git aainstead of
git add -A
git cmThis will open your editor of choice, or you can
git cm -m "My commit message"
- Okay so my most used alias:
git aacmis an alias for
git add -A && git commit. Remember you will need to use the
-mto add a message.
This alias is for a combined push with the remote repository:
- Combined add, commit, and push:
git acp, using your editor, or suffix with `-m "Commit message"
- Push after you have done your commit:
git po, as a short alias for `git push origin
- Pull from your remote branch:
git ploas an alias for
git pull origin
Working with an upstream
instead ofgit fetch upstream`
- Merge upstream with main branch:
git mupas an alis for
git merge upstream/master
I have a few aliases for
Pretty format, with decorate is
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These are my basic aliases that I use the most. Again, refer to the GIST for a complete list.
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