Git Aliases and Other Fun Configuration

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    with Joe Shindelar]
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    [Joe Shindelar]: By now you've probably realized
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    that Git is a bit complicated,
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    and it's full of all of these different esoteric commands
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    with flags that I can't even remember the names of,
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    and it gets really complicated to use over time,
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    especially as you start introducing more and more complex operations.
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    In this lesson, we're going to take a look at adding aliases
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    for complex git commands,
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    so that we can type the complex command out once
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Git Aliases and Other Fun Configuration

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We've now learned about all sorts of commands in git and the flags that accompany those commands. We've also seen that some of those commands can get to be a bit long and are used quite often. In this lesson we're going to take a look at how to create command aliases in our .gitconfig file so that we can have a shorthand for acessing some of these more esoteric commands. We'll also take a quick tour of Joe's personal .gitconfig file that he uses in his day-to-day work.

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