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The power of git aliases

December 9th, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

Based on a recent question on stackoverflow I found the power of git aliases and want so share one I invented for answering the question and after that I found very useful in everyday git use:

git config --global alias.add-commit '!git add -A && git commit'

After this, you can simply check in all new, modified, and deleted files with a simple

git add-commit -m 'My commit message'

I have aliased this command also to git ac in order to save further on typing. I never thought that this combination could be that useful, but actually I think it really is. Thanks to the questioner for bringing the idea up.

  1. December 10th, 2010 at 14:02 | #1

    Take a look at my gitconfig (and related files), there may be more stuff for you in there: https://github.com/cypher/dotfiles/blob/master/gitconfig

    Also, if you’ve got a script called `git-foo’ somewhere in your path, you can just say “git foo”, and git will call that script for you.

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