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Yes, I have similar:

    gs    git status
    gp    git push
    gac   git commit -am 
    gc    git commit
    gcm   git commit -m
    gA    git add -A
    gC    git checkout
    ga    git add
    gd    git diff
    gm    git merge
    gmc   git merge --continue
    gpu   git pull
    grc   git rebase --continue
The only problem is that I cannot use git on anybody else's machine, the muscle memory is too strongly ingrained now. This is a common message:

    The program 'gs' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing:
    sudo apt install ghostscript



Which is better than if they have the same aliases as you, but they mean something else. I had an interesting time a while ago until I understood that my coworker uses 'st' for stash instead of status.


It also means that you can't use any common tools that use the same letters as your shortcuts.


True, if I ever need to use ghostscript (whatever it is) in my day-to-day life, it'll be a trainwreck.


It's a ps/pdf toolkit type program. It is used by imagemagick as a backend for pdf conversion type stuff - so if you every need imagemagick you might find yourself in for some annoyance as well.


Aliases are only expanded in interactive shells so ImageMagick or any program that calls an executable from within a process will not have any issues.


You can, you just have to prefix them with a hyphen, e.g.:

  $ -gs


I'm actually using them as git aliases, not bash command aliases.


How much time does that actually save? I find that for any given task, I spend far more time reading and thinking than I do typing, and of the time spent typing, most of it is spent typing arguments.


I use `git diff` and `git log --graph --decorate --all --oneline` and `git status` so often, that it totally saves heaps of time. Especially the second one ― I usually type my `gl` somewhat subconsciously already; only afterwards I realize what I'm looking at, and start reading. That's possibly related to the fact that I commit very often, use many working branches, and then rebase -i (usually squashing and composing a good readable commit message) before publishing.

But anyway, if someone asks for help with "how to fix my mess in git", the absolutely first thing I do is exactly `git log --graph --decorate --all --oneline`, to start finding out visually what the mess actually is.


The shorter a command is, the fewer typos can be made. Many times have I typed `git stauts` or `git ocmmit`

Of course, my personal solution instead of aliases was to switch to using SourceTree.


I discovered https://github.com/nvbn/thefuck a while ago and now I kind of enjoy making typos like this.


For me, at least a day in 5 years: https://xkcd.com/1205/


I have the exact same alias for git status and I'm very familiar with that error message!

A few more I live and die by:

    gf  git fetch --all; git fetch --tags
    gh  git log --oneline --abbrev-commit --all --graph --decorate


IIUC, the --abbrev-commit is unnecessary there, --oneline already does it. Makes the incantation possible to remember and type on a foreign console: "git log --graph --oneline --decorate --all"

edit: yep, per git help log:

  --oneline
    This is a shorthand for "--pretty=oneline --abbrev-commit"
    used together.


Thanks!


I have similar aliases and have a similar concern. I usually think "git status" when I type gs. This way I hope I would be able to work without my aliases somewhere else (even though it would take longer since I have to remember to type the whole command).


A few more I find useful:

    gdc      git diff --cached
    gg       git grep -n
    gss      git status -s
    glo      git log --oneline
    gamend   git commit --amend --no-edit




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