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git-tools                                      Git

Here are some handy command line scripts I frequently use when working with git.

Simple Scripts

These are short scripts I use to simplify frequent git tasks.

Install these scripts by adding this repo to your PATH variable in your ~/.bash_profile config file (for login shells) or your ~/.bashrc config file (for non-login shells).

So... should you add this line to your .bash_profile or your .bashrc file? Here's a write up about .bash_profile vs .bashrc. that explains the difference between the two.

The line in your config file should look like this:


Mine looks like:



Script Description
git-branch-delete Deletes a local and remote branch.
git-branch-make Creates a local branch and pushes it to the remote.
git-branch-rename Renames a local and remote branch.
git-completion.bash A git completion script for bash/zsh. The installation instructions are in the comments in the header of the file.
git-graph Outputs a nifty graph of the project branch history.
git-prune-local Prunes your local repo of merged and deleted branches.
askYN A helper script that asks yes / no question on the command line.
resolvepath A helper script that returns the full path of a passed partial path.

Git Project Scripts

I use these scripts a lot.

I tend to work on a number of projects at once during the day. For instance I might change some server code, tweak a micro-service, and then update an iOS app to be compatible with these changes.

At the beginning of the day I like to pull all the new changes to the projects from other team members and at night push all my changes upstream. It's handy update all my projects with a single command.

I wrote some git project scripts to help with this work flow.


Script Description
git-project-pull Pull all projects in your ~/.git-projects file from their remotes.
git-project-push Push all dirty projects in your ~/.git-projects file to their remotes.
git-project-status Displays the status of your projects. Alternately adds projects to track.

Each of these scripts supports the -h help option that shows usage details.


Start by adding the projects you want to track by using the git-project-status -a command. You can add your git projects one by one from the command line:

git-project-status -a project1/ project2/

or have git-project-status scan a directory for projects, like this:


Be patient: scanning a directory for git projects may take some time.

You only need to add your projects once. The projects that are tracked are saved in a config file called ~/.git-projects. You can add or remove projects by editing this file or re-running the git-project-status -a command.

Daily Tasks


Pull updates to your projects from the remote using the git-project-pull command:



Push your updates to the remote with the git-project-push command:



You can check the status of your projects without updating anything by using the git-project-status command used without the -a option:



Typing git-project-pull all the time is a lot of typing so I added some aliases to my .bashrc file to shorten it up:

alias gps=git-project-status
alias gpp=git-project-push
alias gpu=git-project-pull
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