Legit: Git for Humans
Inspired by GitHub for Mac.
GitHub for Mac is not just a Git client.
This comment on Hacker News says it best:
They haven't re-created the git CLI tool in a GUI, they've created something different. They've created a tool that makes Git more accessible. Little things like auto-stashing when you switch branches will confuse git veterans, but it will make Git much easier to grok for newcomers because of the assumptions it makes about your Git workflow.
Why not bring this innovation back to the command line?
- Switches to specified branch.
Defaults to current branch.
Automatically stashes and unstashes any changes. (alias:
- Synchronizes the given branch. Defaults to current branch.
Stash, Fetch, Auto-Merge/Rebase, Push, and Unstash.
You can only sync published branches. (alias:
- Publishes specified branch to the remote. (alias:
- Removes specified branch from the remote. (alias:
- Un-does the last commit in git history. (alias:
branches [<wildcard pattern>]
- Display a list of available branches. Allows wildcard pattern matching of branch name.
From PyPI with the Python package manager:
pip install legit
Or download a standalone Windows executable from GitHub Releases.
To install the cutting edge version from the git repository:
git clone https://github.com/frostming/legit.git cd legit python setup.py install
Note: if you encountered Permission denied, prepend sudo before the pip or python setup.py command.
You'll then have the wonderful
legit command available. Run it within
To view usage and examples, run
legit with no commands or options:
To install the git aliases, run the following command:
To uninstall the git aliases, run the following command:
All legit commands support
In order to view the git commands invoked by legit, use the
legit sync --verbose
If you want to see the git commands used by legit but don't want them invoked, use the
legit publish --fake
- All remote operations are carried out by the remote identified in
$ git config legit.remote remotename
- If a
stash popmerge fails, Legit stops. I'd like to add checking for a failed merge, and undo the command with friendly error reporting.