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Git Version Control Cookbook

By : Aske Olsson, Rasmus Voss
Book Image

Git Version Control Cookbook

By: Aske Olsson, Rasmus Voss

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Git Version Control Cookbook
About the Authors
About the Reviewers

More aliases

In Chapter 2, Configuration, we saw how we can create aliases and a few examples of them. In this example, we will see some more examples of the useful aliases.

Getting ready

Clone the cookbook-tips-tricks repository and checkout the aliases branch:

$ git clone
$ cd cookbook-tips-tricks
$ git checkout aliases

How to do it...

Here, we'll see some examples of aliases with a short description of each of them and an example of how to use them. The aliases are just made for the local repository; use --global to make them available for all the repositories.

  • Show the current branch only:

    $ git config alias.b "rev-parse --abbrev-ref HEAD"
    $ git b
  • Show a compact graph history view with colors:

    git config alias.graph "log --graph --pretty=format:'%Cred%h%Creset -%C(yellow)%d%Creset %s %Cgreen(%cr) %C(bold blue)<%an>%Creset' --abbrev-commit --date=relative"
    git graph origin/conflict aliases
  • When resolving a conflicted merge,...