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A Dedicated Shell For Git Commands 96

Posted by timothy
from the git-goin' dept.
Nw submitter CMULL writes "Stop typing Git over and over again. Ruby on Rails development and consulting firm thoughtbot created an interactive shell dedicated to Git commands, gitsh. One of the primary developers says there is a need for this shell because many early Unix utilities don't take sub-commands like Git."
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A Dedicated Shell For Git Commands

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  • by AndroSyn (89960) on Tuesday February 11, 2014 @12:01PM (#46218795) Homepage

    alias gstatus='git status'
    alias gcommit='git commit'

    Or whatever other commands you want? I don't see the need for a purpose built shell when aliases would work just fine?

    Some people just want to overengineer things I guess...

  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday February 11, 2014 @12:08PM (#46218895)

    The developer in the article does not "say there is a need for this shell because many early Unix utilities don't take sub-commands", as the summary says. Rather, he motivates the idea of gitsh by comparing it to utilities which act in a shell-like manner (he picks dc as an example): if it works for them, why not for git too?

    The first version (from the summary) makes no sense; the second version (from the article) seems like a reasonable argument to me.

    Rather than fucking beta, how about we try to get the fucking summaries correct?

  • Mark as duplicated (Score:5, Informative)

    by RockoW (883785) on Tuesday February 11, 2014 @12:50PM (#46219368) Homepage
    There is already a git-sh [github.io] . It even have a debian package included on the main repos.

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