Setting Up a Development Environment with Git

I like Antonio’s idea, a lot. As much as I try to keep my system stock, this will make transferring the scripts and aliases I have accumulated to new machines super easy. A few of my favorite aliases:

$ alias gs="git status"
$ alias gac="git add . && git commit -m"
$ alias gp="git push"

I have talked about these aliases before; they make interacting with Git just a little bit easier. Hat-tip to Ire Aderinokun for the idea.

alias gits="find ./ -name '.git' 2> /dev/null | grep -v '.Trash'"

This neat snippet searches the current directory, and all sub directories, for Git repos. I have a lot of coding projects in the works, and this helps me keep track of them.

alias r="source ~/.bash_profile"

This lets me refresh my bash profile whenever I make a change — for example, adding a new alias or script. Simple, and handy.

alias search="grep -rnw './' -e "

This alias gives me search functionality in the terminal, so I can avoid opening up Finder for most simple queries.

alias tree="find . -print | sed -e 's;[^/]*/;|____;g;s;____|; |;g'"

This neat little command displays the current directory contents, and all its sub-directories, as a tree. I used this to create the tree in the First Crack readme file. Hat-tip to OS X Daily for this one.