I love git. I love using the command line for git. I love the fact that the git bash window lets me run unix-style commands under windows, and I love the sense of clarity and control it gives me.
I also love the way I can set up aliases using a plethora of options for many of git’s commands. Take
git log for instance; I find myself checking the logs for a repo quite often, but I’ve seldom had any use for most of the stuff that command prints out, so instead I’ve typically been using something like:
git log --oneline -5.
Today however, I added the following alias in my
lg = log --format=\"%h:%<|(30) %an: %s\" -6
From now on,
git lg will show something like the following, and only for the previous 6 commits:
ad082da: Author Name : Added some code... d5b9040: Author Name : Debugged the bugs in the code a412d77: Someone Else : Added bugs. ab8b15a: John Coder : Implemented specified functionality. 54ad5d7: Per : Did me some programming! 61b8c88: Montgomery Clift : Adding more stuff
Now, I have a more compact log, with only the last few commits, and only the info I tend to be really interested in.
Did I mention that I really like git?