My git aliases

I’ve seen a few posts around lately with people discussing how they work with git during day to day development and I thought I’d share mine.

I use a combination of GitHub Desktop and the command line. I prefer a UI for crafting my commits, being able to select which files and / or lines I’d like to include is incredibly easy in the UI.

For everything else such as rebasing, pulling etc I use the command line, usually Powershell inside Cmder and using posh-git.

Below are the aliases I use reasonably consistently, one theme through these is that I’m not optimising for keystrokes, but “brain space”.

graph = log --oneline --graph --decorate --all
branches = branch -a
tags = tag
stashes = stash list
unstage = reset -q HEAD --
discard = checkout --
uncommit = reset --mixed HEAD~
amend = commit --amend --no-edit
nevermind = !git reset --hard HEAD && git clean -xdf
remotes = remote -v
fixup = commit --fixup
overwrite = push --force-with-lease
rewrite="!f() { \
        COMMIT_COUNT=$(git rev-list --count HEAD ^master); \
        git rebase -i --autosquash HEAD~$COMMIT_COUNT; \
publish="!f() { \
        BRANCH_NAME=$(git rev-parse --abbrev-ref HEAD); \
        git push -u origin $BRANCH_NAME; \
browse = "!f() { \
        REPO_URL=$(git config remote.origin.url); \
        start ${REPO_URL%%.git}; \
pr = "!f() { \
        REPO_URL=$(git config remote.origin.url); \
        BRANCH_NAME=$(git rev-parse --abbrev-ref HEAD); \
        start \"${REPO_URL%%.git}/compare/${BRANCH_NAME}?expand=1\"; \
jira = "!f() { \
        BRANCH_NAME=$(git rev-parse --abbrev-ref HEAD); \
        start \"${BRANCH_NAME}\"; \

Hope others find these useful.