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I find this reassuring as I sometimes feel behind the times for using command line git instead of some fancy WYSIWYG interface. Am I in a minority or not? Is command line the preferred way and if so is it more productive? I just do commits to master, I don't do fancy hotfixes, feature branches squashed to master or fancy bisects. Maybe a merge conflict in my colleague's CSS is as hard as it gets for me.



Seriously, the more complex your use case is, the better the command line gets.

Personally, I use mostly command line git and on occasion a little bit of gitk if I get lost between all the branches. I die a little (read: a lot) inside when I have to help my team members with git and they adamantly stick to TortoiseGit. It's a prime example of the UI improving discoverability at the expense of performance (and even then the individual actions tend to get lost between all the numerous possible actions).


This discussion got me thinking about my push habits. While I only have to type `g psh`, the actual process has more commands. I check that I'm on the correct branch, check which commits will get pushed, and maybe even the diffs of the commits. Sometimes I have to rebase, fixup, and squash stuff.

It is similar for committing, where checking diffs and partial adding is part of the process.

Using an IDE or GUI might help to streamline this. I do not use any, so I don't know if they do this.

Maybe I should analyse my shell history for sequences?


Maybe check this out? I use it all the time (the zsh integration). https://github.com/powerline/powerline




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