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Git pair

Git pair programming tools

Allows you to commit with two users by making one the committer and the other the author. Also lets you switch users easily.

Credit to @roylines for the original idea in his gits repo.

Install

npm install git-pair -g

This installs:

Local install

You can also install git-pair locally:

npm install git-pair

This will install the git alias to the local git config, to use gitp you need to run:

./node_modules/.bin/gitp

Quickstart

Configure the users for your pair with git users, then use gitp instead of git:

git users jane@example.com bob@example.com
gitp commit -m "Did the code"

Components

git users

This alias allows you to get or set git users. You can find out which users are currently configured using:

git users

You can set users using their email addresses:

git users jane@example.com bob@example.com

This looks up git usernames from GitHub, alternatively you can specify usernames explicitly:

git users jane:jane@example.com bob:bob@example.com

The users are stored as values in git config. The first user entered is always the normal git user.

gitp

gitp is a wrapper executable for git which injects git committer and author environment variables to the command to allow two people to contribute to a commit. It alternates the committer and author in each commit.

Simply use it as you would use git e.g. gitp commit -m "Fixed the thing"

Aliasing

You can also alias this over git to use this in place of it. I prefer this because it prevents people from accidentally committing with a single user. Simply add alias git='gitp' to ~/.bashrc (or ~/.bash_profile on Mac).

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