Quick Aliases for git

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The other day at work I got ridiculously tired of typing out git commands in the terminal. I'd been updating our repos all day and was getting RSI from typing things like git push origin develop over and over. Ok, not really, but still... Also, we use git flow quite a bit so I added aliases for those as well.

Anyway, here's a list of the terminal aliases I came up with to handle this. They work well for me.

# git aliases
alias ga="git add"
alias gb="git branch"
alias gc="git checkout"
alias gm="git commit -m"
alias gp="git push"
alias gpu="git pull"
alias grh="git reset --hard"
alias gs="git status"
alias gt="git tag"

# git flow aliases
alias gffs="git flow feature start"
alias gfff="git flow feature finish"
alias gfrs="git flow release start"
alias gfrf="git flow release finish"

This way all I have to do is add an argument after the alias like `gm 'initial commit'`. Quick, simple, and effective!