Useful Tool: SCM Breeze

Ilya Gelman

Git is great. We use it in all our projects. Some people prefer GUI: either built-in VCS integration from VSCode or WebStorm, or stand-alone apps like SourceTree. For the rest of us that are more comfortable with the command line, there is a must have productivity tool: SCM Breeze

Demo from the original repository

It saves time when working with git from the Terminal by adding shortcuts for git commands. Obviously it is faster to write gs instead of git status, gb instead of git branch and grhh rather than git reset HEAD --hard.

To see all git shortcuts added by SCM Breeze, run git_aliases.

Of course you can also easily add such aliases in your shell rc file by yourself, but this tool have even greater feature: file shortcuts. They allow you to reference files by numbers. Imagine that you need to stage 4 files out of 15 for commit. With this tool it would be as easy as gs followed by ga 1-3 6 (translates into git add $1 $2 $3 $6).

Referencing files by numbers is very efficient

This works both with bash and zsh. Get it here.