February 21, 2013

Git Tips and Tricks

You only need a basic command of Git to make the source code management utility incredibly useful. But Git offers a range of commands and options that can make your workflow run even more smoothly. Here are a few Git tips and tricks to make this tool even greater than you already thought it was.

Aliases in git

There are undoubtedly a few Git commands that you use regularly – git checkout, git commit, and git status, for example. You can reduce the number of keystrokes you type to invoke them by using Git aliases. Git stores its aliases (and some other config options; see below) in the file ~/.gitconfig. You can edit this file to add alias lines...

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