At GitHub, we use the command line every day. From
git commands to
script/server, we love the power it offers. This got us thinking, "why can't we do that with github.com?"
The Command Bar
Now you can. Our normal, everyday search box has been supercharged with command line power. To get a feel for what you can do, just type
help into the Command Bar and hit
enter. A whole host of goodness awaits.
What can I do with it?
Here are just a few things:
- View a user's profile
- Go to a repository
- List a user's repositories
- List issues
- Search open issues
user/repo #search term
It comes complete with tab completion, smart filtering, history, and more. Get to any previous commands you've run by using the
↑ arrow key, just like in the terminal. You can even get to the Command Bar quickly by hitting
s while you're on any GitHub page.
We'll be adding more utility to the Command Bar in the future, so be sure to check out the
help command often to see what's new. We'll be sure to blog about any major updates as well.