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hub: git + hub = github

hub is a command line utility which adds GitHub knowledge to git.

It can used on its own or as a git wrapper.

Normal:

$ hub clone rtomayko/tilt
Initialized empty Git repository in /Users/chris/sandbox/tilt/.git/
remote: Counting objects: 307, done.
remote: Compressing objects: 100% (219/219), done.
remote: Total 307 (delta 175), reused 85 (delta 45)
Receiving objects: 100% (307/307), 48.91 KiB, done.
Resolving deltas: 100% (175/175), done.

Wrapping git:

$ git clone rack/rack
Initialized empty Git repository in /Users/chris/sandbox/rack/.git/
remote: Counting objects: 4005, done.
remote: Compressing objects: 100% (1738/1738), done.
remote: Total 4005 (delta 2505), reused 3620 (delta 2208)
Receiving objects: 100% (4005/4005), 785.82 KiB | 129 KiB/s, done.
Resolving deltas: 100% (2505/2505), done.

hub requires you have git installed and in your path. It also requires Ruby 1.8.6+ or Ruby 1.9.1+. No other libraries necessary.

Install

Standalone

hub is most easily installed as a standalone script:

curl http://defunkt.github.com/hub/standalone > ~/bin/hub && chmod 0755 !$

Assuming ~/bin/ is in your path, you're ready to roll:

$ hub version
git version 1.6.4.2
hub version 0.1.0

Rubygems

Though not recommended, hub can also be installed as a Rubygem:

$ gem install git-hub -s http://gemcutter.org/

(Yes, the gem name is git-hub.)

Source

You can also install from source:

$ git clone git://github.com/defunkt/hub.git
$ cd hub
$ rake standalone
$ cp hub /usr/local/bin/

Aliasing

hub works best when it wraps git. This is not dangerous - your normal git commands should all work. hub merely adds some sugar.

Typing hub alias <shell> will display alias instructions for your shell. hub alias alone will show the known shells.

For example:

$ hub alias bash
Run this in your shell to start using `hub` as `git`:
  alias git=hub

You should place this command in your .bash_profile or other startup script to ensure runs on login.

The alias command can also be eval'd directly using the -s flag:

$ eval `hub alias -s bash`

Commands

Assuming you've aliased hub to git the following commands now have superpowers:

git clone

$ git clone schacon/ticgit
> git clone git://github.com/schacon/ticgit.git

$ git clone -p schacon/ticgit
> git clone git@github.com:schacon/ticgit.git

$ git clone resque
> git clone git://github.com/YOUR_USER/resque.git

$ git clone -p resque
> git clone git@github.com:YOUR_USER/resque.git

git remote add

$ git remote add rtomayko
> git remote add rtomayko git://github.com/rtomayko/CURRENT_REPO.git

$ git remote add -p pjhyett
> git remote add rtomayko git@github.com:rtomayko/CURRENT_REPO.git

git init

$ git init -g
> git init
> git remote add origin git@github.com:YOUR_USER/REPO.git

git help

$ git help
> (improved git help)

GitHub Login

To get the most out of hub, you'll want to ensure your GitHub login is stored locally in your Git config.

To test it run this:

$ git config --global github.user

If you see nothing, you need to set the config setting:

$ git config --global github.user YOUR_USER

See http://github.com/guides/local-github-config for more information.

Prior Art

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

Contributing

Once you've made your great commits:

  1. Fork hub
  2. Create a topic branch - git checkout -b my_branch
  3. Push to your branch - git push origin my_branch
  4. Create an Issue with a link to your branch
  5. That's it!

Meta

Author

Chris Wanstrath :: chris@ozmm.org :: @defunkt

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