Playful aliases for your gitconfig
Imposter syndrome has many forms. For me, one of its forms comes in feeling like I should have a more custom and clever library of dotfiles at this point in my career. A better "bag of tricks" as it were.
In particular, I have almost no git aliases. Not even a classic like
git co. I guess I've never felt like saving keystrokes here and there—particularly in a world with autocompletion—is my biggest barrier to efficiency?
I actually have exactly one alias:
cb = "!git branch --show-current | pbcopy; echo 'Copied branch to clipboard: $(pbpaste)"
We used to have a workflow that required manually entering our branch names into Jenkins. I finally got tired enough of handling that manually and trying to remembe this arcane git command to get me just the part of the branch name I needed that I caved.
But this post is not about that, or the way I sometimes wield git with all the dexterity and cunning of a caveman using a MacBook as flint to start a fire. This is about a joyfully idle thought I had earlier today to make more playful aliases for git.
Behold, for your copy/paste convenience straight into
[alias] breakstuff = branch yolo = "!git add -A && git commit -m 'YOLO!' && git push --force" gimmedat = pull gimmedis = fetch blablahblah = commit squishes = merge thank = blame hm = log hmm = diff grafitti = tag ghosts = commit --allow-empty -m "BOO!" yoink = clone hidemysnacks = stash gimmesnacks = stash pop wheremysnacks = stash list doover = reset HEAD --hard ohshit = "!git hidemysnacks && git doover"
If you have your own you'd like to contribute, please open a PR on my project over on GitHub: