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git + hub = github

hub is a command line tool that wraps git in order to extend it with extra features and commands that make working with GitHub easier.

$ hub clone rtomayko/tilt

# expands to:
$ git clone git://

hub is best aliased as git, so you can type $ git <command> in the shell and get all the usual hub features. See "Aliasing" below.

See Usage documentation for the list of all commands and their arguments.



  • git 1.7.3 or newer


hub can be installed through Homebrew on macOS:

$ brew install hub
$ hub version
git version 1.7.6
hub version 2.2.3


hub can be installed through Scoop on Windows:

> scoop install hub

Fedora Linux

On Fedora you can install hub through DNF:

$ sudo dnf install hub
$ hub version
git version 2.9.3
hub version 2.2.9

Arch Linux

On Arch Linux you can install hub from official repository:

$ sudo pacman -S hub


hub can be easily installed as an executable. Download the latest compiled binaries and put it anywhere in your executable path.


With your GOPATH already set up:

mkdir -p "$GOPATH"/src/
git clone \
  --config transfer.fsckobjects=false \
  --config receive.fsckobjects=false \
  --config fetch.fsckobjects=false \ "$GOPATH"/src/
cd "$GOPATH"/src/
make install prefix=/usr/local

Prerequisites for compilation are:

  • make
  • Go 1.8+
  • Ruby 1.9+ with Bundler - for generating man pages


Using hub feels best when it's aliased as git. This is not dangerous; your normal git commands will all work. hub merely adds some sugar.

hub alias displays instructions for the current shell. With the -s flag, it outputs a script suitable for eval.

You should place this command in your .bash_profile or other startup script:

eval "$(hub alias -s)"


If you're using PowerShell, you can set an alias for hub by placing the following in your PowerShell profile (usually ~/Documents/WindowsPowerShell/Microsoft.PowerShell_profile.ps1):

Set-Alias git hub

A simple way to do this is to run the following from the PowerShell prompt:

Add-Content $PROFILE "`nSet-Alias git hub"

Note: You'll need to restart your PowerShell console in order for the changes to be picked up.

If your PowerShell profile doesn't exist, you can create it by running the following:

New-Item -Type file -Force $PROFILE

Shell tab-completion

hub repository contains tab-completion scripts for bash, zsh and fish. These scripts complement existing completion scripts that ship with git.

Installation instructions