This sentiment on twitter cracked me up because I've thought the exact same thing! It's funny how
git blame has an unusually negative connotation. Doesn't it seem to assume that if you're going through all the effort of finding out who wrote a line of code, then you must be trying to blame someone for something?
Git feature request: Rename `git blame` to `git thank`— Jim Mackenzie (@mackesque) July 13, 2017
My mind didn't go to "thank" though... more like you're on a witch hunt. With that happy thought in mind, here are some other aliases for the more nefarious among us. ;)
[alias] huntdown = blame slipin = git commit --amend bulldoze = push --force blowup = reset --hard giveup = checkout . minenow = branch --move --force apologize = commit -am \"I am so SO sorry for this.\" deflect = commit -am \"Hey, I didn't ask for this...\" notme = !git add . && git commit -m \"It was NOT me!\" --author=\"$1\" && git push && :
In all seriousness though, many git commands have a
--force option, but you should only use it if you know exactly what you're doing. Like using
!important in css,
--force pretty much steamrolls over the normal flow of things and takes precedence where it normally wouldn't.
If you want to learn more about git, here are a couple good tutorials and a sandbox site where you can try out various git commands:
I've also written about git (and GitHub) a few times - you might find something in here useful too!
- Getting Started with Git
- What is a Git alias, and how do I use it?
- 5 Things You Can Do With a Locally Cloned GitHub Wiki
Feel free to share your own goofy aliases below!