hub helps you win at git.
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Latest commit 7a917ba Aug 21, 2016 @mislav mislav hub 2.3.0-pre3

README.md

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://github.com/rtomayko/tilt.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.

Installation

Dependencies:

  • git 1.7.3 or newer

Homebrew

hub can be installed through Homebrew:

$ brew install hub
$ hub version
git version 1.7.6
hub version 2.2.0

Standalone

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

Source

To install hub from source, you need to have a Go development environment:

$ git clone https://github.com/github/hub.git
$ cd hub
# Assuming `~/bin` is in your PATH:
$ ./script/build -o ~/bin/hub

Or, if you've done Go development before and your $GOPATH/bin directory is already in your PATH:

$ go get github.com/github/hub

Aliasing

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)"

Shell tab-completion

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

Installation instructions

Meta

Prior art

These projects also aim to either improve git or make interacting with GitHub simpler: