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Simple git aliases for daily purpose

ktkaushik profile image Kaushik Thirthappa ・Updated on ・2 min read

On average, every developer commits their code atleast once a day.

Having some git aliases help you quickly make changes and push your code.

No more typos

One of my daily frustrations in the past 🀬 -

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Avoid common pitfalls are super important, it helps increase productivity in the long term.

Table of contents

ps: These are aliases I have been using personally, feel free to create and share your own ☺️

1. git status πŸ‘‰ gs

Before -

git status

After -

gs

Setup code -

alias gs='git status'

2. git commit πŸ‘‰ gc

Before -

git commit -m 'Adding integration test cases'

After -

gc 'Adding integration test cases'

Setup code -

alias gc='git commit -m $2'

3. git push πŸ‘‰ gp

Before -

git push

After -

gp

Setup code -

alias gp='git push'

4. git add . && git commit -m πŸ‘‰ gac

Before -

git add .
git commit -m 'Adding integration test cases'

After -

gac 'Adding integration test cases'

Setup code -

alias gac='git add . && git commit -m $2'

5. git add . && git commit -m && git push πŸ‘‰ gacp

Before -

git add .
git commit -m 'Adding integration test cases'
git push

After -

gacp 'Adding integration test cases'

Setup code -

alias gacp='git add . && git commit -m $2 && git push'

6. git stash πŸ‘‰ gst

Before -

git stash

After -

gst

Setup code -

alias gst='git stash'

6. git stash apply πŸ‘‰ gsta

Before -

git stash apply

After -

gsta

Setup code -

alias gsta='git stash apply'

6. git push --set-upstream origin πŸ‘‰ gpst

This syntax is the one I forget the most πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ

Before -

git push --set-upstream origin integration-tests

After -

gpst integration-tests

Setup code -

alias gpst='git push --set-upstream origin $1'

6. git checkout πŸ‘‰ gco

Before -

git checkout staging

After -

gco staging

Setup code -

alias gco='git checkout $1'

These are the aliases that I use everyday for the past few years. No typos, no errors and super handy.

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Doaa Mahely

I’ve been wanting to setup aliases for my git workflow forever. The alias I want the most is for fetching a remote branch and checking out to it.