My .gitconfig

Written on 7:29:00 AM by S. Potter

  name = Susan Potter # make sure you change this
  email = # make sure you change this
  diff = auto
  status = auto
  branch = auto
  rename = copy
  color = auto
  whitespace = strip
  color = true
  color = auto
  co = "checkout"
  ci = "commit"
  ciall = "commit -a -v"
  unmerge = "reset --hard ORIG_HEAD"
  lsbr = "branch -a" # list all branches, even remote ones
  mkbr = "branch" # create branch if you specify a branch name after it, e.g. git mkbr upgrading_rails
  # remove branch named after it, e.g. git rmbr upgrading_rails
  rmbr = "branch -d"
  # rename branch from one name to another
  mvbr = "branch -m"
  track = "branch --track"
  # list all tags, to keep commands consistent, e.g. git lstag
  lstag = "tag -l"
  # create a new tag based on specified commit
  mktag = "tag -a"
  # remove existing tag by name
  rmtag = "tag -d"
  # rename tag from one name to another
  mvtag = "tag -m"
  # create new remote repository for project
  mkrem = "remote add"
  # list remote repositories
  lsrem = "remote"
  # show status, keep same as svn command I used most frequently
  st = "status"
  # another alias for status that some scripts might use
  stat = "status"
  # fetch and rebase from svn repository
  spull = !git svn fetch && git svn rebase
  # push keeping each local commit as atomic.
  spush = !git svn dcommit
  # initialize all submodules
  modinit = "submodule init"
  # update all submodules
  modup = "submodule update"
  # show status of all submodules
  modst = "submodule status"
  # add new submodule, i.e. git modadd module-name url
  modadd = "submodule add"
  # show last 15 log entries
  recentlog = "log -n 15"
  # push local committed changes to rubyforge and origin (usually GitHub)
  osspush = !git push rubyforge master && git push origin master
  # pull changes from rubyforge and origin (usually GitHub)
  osspull = !git pull rubyforge master && git pull origin master
  # sync (pull then push) from rubyforge and origin (usually GitHub)
  osssync = !git osspull && git osspush
Place your .gitconfig file in your home directory, e.g. /home/username Last updated: 2008-06-28

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  1. Lindsay Kay |

    Cheers for this, now I'll dissect it..

  2. S. Potter |

    Migrated my current .gitconfig file over to a gist on GitHub:


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