My Git Aliases

published Jul 27, 2010

After you’ve been using Git for a while, you start to get kind of bored with typing git commit -a -m "some message" all the time, and you never want to see this message ever again:

  $> git stastus
  git: 'stastus' is not a git-command. See 'git --help'.
  Did you mean this?

(why can’t you just do it for me!)

Ken had set up some nice aliases for git on his machine, so I totally stole them. My only regret is that it took me so long to do it. (I am glad that I didn’t do this right when I started using Git, though – it was worth while getting the long commands deeply ingrained into my memory before I started taking short cuts).

Here’s what I came up with:

   alias gpom='git push origin master'
   alias st='git status'
   alias gppp='git pull peter master'
   alias gcam='git commit -a -m '
   alias gd='git diff '

Obviously you don’t want the git pull peter master one, but the rest are probably close to something you use all the time.

I also wanted one that replaces

  git commit some_file some_other_file -m "commit message"

with something like

 gcom some_file some_other_file "commit message"

but my bash-fu wasn’t strong enough, so I resorted to a quick Ruby script instead:

#!/usr/bin/env ruby
USAGE = 'gcom <file 1> <file 2> "commit message" ==> git commit <file 1> <file 2> -m "commit message"'
(puts USAGE; exit) if(ARGV.length == 0)
message = ARGV.pop
exec "git commit #{ARGV.join(' ')} -m \"#{message}\""

These are still a work in progress, and there’s nothing earth shattering here, but I thought I’d throw up a post just for the heck of it.

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