Use Git Aliases

Git aliases allow you to create shortcuts for your most frequently used Git commands. Git aliases work similarly to aliases in Bash, but instead of replacing a command, they replace one or more Git commands. For example, you can create an alias called co that executes git checkout when you run git co.

Aliases become especially useful when running with many arguments or multiple commands in a row. In this example, the hist alias uses the log command with several arguments to create a custom graphical log output.

$ git hist

*   f790b78 2023-08-27 | feat: add footer #13 [KyleTryon]
| * 11d2d75 2023-08-27 | feat: implement new footer (origin/add-footer, add-footer) [KyleTryon]
| * 091d895 2023-08-27 | feat: add footer component [KyleTryon]
*   e45725d 2023-08-27 | fix: minor style fixes #12 [KyleTryon]
  co = checkout
  ci = commit
  st = status
  br = branch
  hist = log --pretty=format:"%h %ad | %s%d [%an]" --graph --date=short

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