Git Aliases

In our workspaces, we’ve added some Git aliases to make our lives easier.

git is now g

We’ve abbreviated git to just g.

In addition, if you don’t supply a command, we’ve made the default status.

So now anytime you’re at a terminal prompt, you should make a habit of frequently doing:

g

And it will be the equivalent of:

git status

And you’ll know what’s changed since the last commit, what branch you’re on, how many commits you’ve made since you last pulled, etc.

Command Aliases

Make a commit

Instead of:

git add -A
git commit -m "Makes the project awesome"

You can do:

g acm "Makes the project awesome"

Push to remote

Instead of:

git push

You can do:

g p

Create a branch

Instead of:

git checkout -b my-new-branch

You can do:

g cob my-new-branch

Switch to a branch


Instead of:

git checkout my-existing-branch

You can do:

g co my-existing-branch

Discard uncommitted changes

Instead of:

git add -A
git stash

You can do:

g as

Technically, stashing doesn’t immediately discard changes; it stores them in a randomly named commit. You can get them back with git stash pop. Handy if you want to quickly save your current work to work on a different branch. Read more about stash here.

See a prettier log of the whole tree

Instead of:

g log --oneline --decorate --graph --all

You can do:

g sla