Some custom git commands that I useJuly 30, 2015, revised December 4, 2015 in Software
Git has two internal layers of commands - the so-called “plumbing” and “porcelain” commands. The former are low-level structural management commands which we don’t typically use, and the latter form the core of the user interface, such as “push”, “pull”, and so forth.
It only makes sense to develop a third, personal, layer of git commands to help in your daily routine - call them “towel” or “toothbrush” commands, if you like.
You can configure custom git commands through git aliases, but I find it more convenient to set them up as shell scripts: to create
git customcommand, put a
git-customcommand shell script somewhere on your
$PATH and make it executable. For example, I put such scripts into
When you are going to work on a branch that already exists on the upstream, save yourself some typing by setting the upstream.
git workon feature/feature-branch
#!/bin/bash git fetch origin $1:$1 git checkout $1 git auto-upstream
Open a Github compare view between the current branch and the main branch (
dev, if it exists, otherwise
master). From there you can create a pull request or open the currently open pull request.
Source code (fixed 2015-12-04):
#!/bin/bash # Call with `git pr` to open a compare view for the current branch and a pull request from that # Depends on https://hub.github.com/ git rev-parse --verify dev >/dev/null 2>/dev/null if [ $? -eq 0 ] then BASE_BRANCH="dev" else BASE_BRANCH="master" fi hub compare $BASE_BRANCH...`git rev-parse --abbrev-ref HEAD | sed 's/\//%2F/g'`
Depends on hub - a suite of Github-related git commands, which I highly recommend.
Delete all branches that are already merged into the current one. I run it from time to time on the master branch for housekeeping.
#!/bin/bash git branch --merged | grep -v \* | grep -v master | xargs git branch -D
Produce a timestamped list of your commits for accounting purposes.
git timesheet --since 2015-07-01
Source code: git-timesheet on Github