GitHub on the command linemonday, december 16, 2019
hub is a command line client for GitHub. You can use it to view or create issues, pull requests, conveniently fork or check-out repositories, and much more.
I frequently use the following commands:
hub clone <org>/<repo>
hub browse -- issueswhich opens in the browser
hub issue create
Hub is repository- and branch-aware and the commands usually work as expected. It works with both the public GitHub and GitHub Enterprise. If the GitHub repository defines templates for issues or pull requests, you can use them similar to the following:
hub issue create --edit -F .github/ISSUE_TEMPLATE/bug_report.md
Furthermore, you can setup an alias for
git that redirects to
hub, since hub wraps all normal Git commands as well.
Some of the content of this post was reposted from my newsletter issue 035.
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