git-friendly is a collection of shell scripts for automating common git workflows. The goal is to make pulling, branching, and merging fast and painless.
Git is super powerful but often requires typing 2 or 3 commands just to do some super basic tasks. This package adds some new commands:
`pull, push, branch, merge` — which are just wrappers around a few underlying git commands and callbacks.
Includes bonus niceties like:
- push also copies a GitHub compare URL to your clipboard for easy pasting (!)
- pull will run commands like `bundle install` and `npm install` if applicable
- branch will setup both local & remote branches as needed
- relevant commands will stash/pop changes as needed
- less time fighting git = more time actually doing work
Run this one-liner, which will checkout the latest code & unpack the scripts into
If you don’t have write access to
/usr/local/bin you’ll need to run this using ‘sudo’
bash < <( curl https://raw.github.com/jamiew/git-friendly/master/install.sh)
You can also provide a directory to install as an argument, e.g.
/usr/bin instead of
bash < <( curl https://raw.github.com/jamiew/git-friendly/master/install.sh /usr/bin)
Checkout the code:
git clone git://github.com/jamiew/git-friendly.git ~/dev/git-friendly
Then add this directory to your PATH:
Add the above to your
~/.bashrc so that it runs each time you launch a new terminal.
You now have some awesome new commands available: pull, push, branch, merge
$ pull $ branch awesomeness $ echo "BUMP" >> README $ git commit -a -m "Righteous bump" $ branch master $ merge awesomeness $ push
|pull||Stash any local changes, pull from remote using rebase, updates submodules, pop your stash, then run `bundle install` and/or `npm install` if necessary|
|push||Push your changes to the remote + copy a sexy diff URL like http://github.com/jamiew/git-friendly/compare/e96033…5daed4 to your clipboard (works on Mac and Linux)|
|branch [name]||Switch branches or create new local branch if it doesn’t exist. Intelligently sets up remote branch tracking so you can just type ‘git pull’ and not always ‘git pull origin newbranch’. If no argument specified will list all local and remote branches.|
|merge [name]||Merge the specified branch into the current branch. Rebases first if the branch is local-only|
Bonus: Pimp Your Configs
I strongly recommend editing your global ~/.gitconfig and adding chill features like ANSI color, command aliases (e.g. “git st” instead of “git status”), automatic remote tracking and more. Check out my ~/.gitconfig to get started.
I also recommend adding the current git branch to your Terminal prompt (PS1) or you’ll quickly lose your place — here is my pimp_prompt() bash function which goes in your
~/.bashrc, then type
source ~/.bashrc to reload.
Code released under an MIT license.
Fork away, do whatever. Pull requests welcome!