git aliases

Some Git aliases for doing interesting things with your local repos and Bitbucket.


All of the aliases

$ git clone
$ git config --global --add include.path "$(pwd)/git-aliases/.gitaliases"

Some of the aliases

Copy and paste entiries from .gitaliases into your ~/.gitconfig



git alias <name> <command>

A meta alias for creating a global aliases.


git ngrok

Serves your repository on the public internet over the git:// protocol using ngrok. Requires that you have:

  1. installed jq
  2. installed ngrok

Note: the git:// protocol is read-only by default, but does not have any authentication built in, so anyone able to guess your ngrok TCP URL will be able to clone it. You could potentially use ngrok's IP whitelisting to mitigate this.


git serve

Used by git ngrok. This serves your repository from your local machine over the git:// protocol. Adapted from [].


git pipeline <pipeline-name> <commit-ish>...

Triggers a custom Bitbucket Pipeline for the specified commit or commits. Requires that you have:

  1. installed jq
  2. enabled Bitbucket Pipelines
  3. defined at least one custom pipeline
  4. locally set the BBP_USER environment variable to your Bitbucket username
  5. locally set the BBP_PASS environment variable to a Bitbucket app password with the Pipelines:Read permission.

Note: a commit-ish is any Git object or ref that can be dereferenced to a commit, e.g. a tag, branch, commit, reflog shortname, ancestry reference, etc.

For example:

git pipeline deploy master


git pipelines <pipeline-name> <revision range>

Triggers a custom Bitbucket Pipeline for the specified range of commits. This is particularly useful when attempting to hunt down a regression that was introduced within a range of commits.

For example, if you've just pushed some changes to master, then:

git pipelines test origin/master{1}..origin/master{0}

will run the test pipeline against every commit that you've just pushed.


Stashes different types of changes in your worktree.

git stsh stash unstaged changes to tracked files

git stash unstaged changes to tracked files

git staash untracked files

git staaash ignored files

Note: git staaash && git stash drop is a great way to return your worktree to the default state.


git standup

git lazy-standup

standup displays a list of commit messages written by the current user since yesterday. lazy-standup pipes them to the say speech synthesis command.

Requires that:

  1. the $USER environment variable is defined
  2. say is installed (stock on macOS)
  3. you have committed some code in the last day

The latter is especially fun if you work remotely and can SSH into an on-site machine equipped with speakers (e.g. your team's wallboard).


git which <regex>

Greps your local branches for one matching the specified regex. Used by git lucky.


git lucky <regex>

Checks out the first branch matching the specified regex, I'm feeling lucky style.