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Git Version Control Cookbook. - Second Edition

By : Emanuele Zattin(EUR), Aske Olsson, Rasmus Voss
Book Image

Git Version Control Cookbook. - Second Edition

By: Emanuele Zattin(EUR), Aske Olsson, Rasmus Voss

Overview of this book

Git is one of the most popular tools for versioning. With over 100 practical, self-contained tutorials, this updated version of the bestselling Git Version Control Cookbook examines the common pain points and best practices to help you solve problems related to versioning. Each recipe addresses a specific problem and offers a proven, best-practice solution with insights into how it works. You’ll get started by learning about the Git data model and how it stores files, along with gaining insights on how to commit changes to a database. Using simple commands, you’ll also understand how to navigate through the database. Once you have accustomed yourself to the basics, you’ll explore techniques to configure Git with the help of comprehensive examples and configuration targets. Further into the book, you’ll get up to speed with branches and recovery from mistakes. You’ll also discover the features of Git rebase and how to use regular Git to merge other branches. The later chapters will guide you in exploring Git notes and learning to utilize the update, list, and search commands. Toward the concluding chapters, you’ll focus on repository maintenance, patching, and offline sharing. By the end of this book, you’ll have grasped various tips and tricks, and have a practical understanding of best-practice solutions for common problems related to versioning.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Title Page
Copyright and Credits
Packt Upsell

More aliases

In Chapter 2, Configuration, we saw how we can create aliases and looked at a few examples of them. In this section, we will look at some more examples of useful aliases.

Getting ready

We will have to clone the cookbook-tips-tricks repository and check out the aliases branch:

$ git clone
$ cd Git-Version-Control-Cookbook-Second-Edition_tips_and_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.

  1. Let's begin with an alias to show the current branch only:
$ git config alias.b "rev-parse --abbrev-ref HEAD"
$ git b
  1. To show a compact graph history view with colors, the following alias will save you many keystrokes:
$ git config alias.graph "log --graph --pretty...