For users who like using the command line version of Git like myself, it can get very repetitive to type
git before each git command. e.g.
git add ., etc.
While adding aliases to your Git configuration can reduce the typing, you still have to prefix each command with with
git. e.g. You can alias checkout to co and type
git co instead of
Also, you usually need to type more than one git command in sequence.
This is where gitsh, an interactive shell for Git, can help you.
You can even use Git aliases. e.g.
co develop instead of
As a bonus, just pressing the Return key will show you the result of
git status. Even less typing needed!
If you need to execute a shell command within gitsh, you can prefix it with a
The gitsh prompt also shows the current state of your repository, which includes the name of the current branch and a status indicator, in colour.
To exit you type
:exit or press Ctrl + d.
You can see full details in the README.
1. You may want to dedicate a terminal tab or window to run gitsh if you use Git frequently.
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