A better setup for Git — First published in fullweb.io issue #46
Git default configuration is good but it can be personalized to improve your workflow efficiency.
Here are some good lines to put in your
# The basics, who you commit as: [user] name = John Doe email = firstname.lastname@example.org # Your Github username [github] user = githubusername # Some aliases to save 1000s keystrokes each year: [alias] log = log --color co = checkout br = branch ci = commit st = status # Long but worth it, gives you output like: # * 4be77ea Add issue 42. 4 weeks ago by Julien lg = log --graph --pretty=format:'%Cred%h%Creset %C(yellow)%d%Creset %s %Cgreen%ar%Creset by %C(yellow)%an%Creset' --abbrev-commit # Convenient to see diff in minified files dw = diff --color-words # Add colors [color] ui = true diff = auto # Avoid messy merge commits with autorebase [branch] autosetuprebase = always # Push the current branch by default [push] default = current # Guess what you really meant [help] autocorrect = 1 # Tell git you have a global .gitignore [core] excludesfile = ~/.gitignore # Remove usage hints [advice] statusHints = false # Tell where are the diff from, # instead of using a and b notation [diff] mnemonicprefix = true