Tags: #git

13 January 2023

I created this guide based on my experience with git. This is the first thing I look into for anything related to git followed by git documentation.

Checking out a PR

I prefer to use gh command line tool but since it always requires a token, working with it on a remote session is hard. You've to manually paste your access token to a remote instance. Here's how you achieve the same using git.

$ git fetch origin pull/<id>/head:<branch-name>
$ git checkout branch-name


I've been working with worktree for a while now and here's my snippets for working on this.

# clone the repo
$ git clone --bare <repo-url> <project-name>
# add a branch 
$ git worktree add -b <branch-name> wtree/<branch-name>
# delete a branch 
$ git worktree remove <branch>
# pulling changes from a remote branch 
$ git worktree add -b <branch-name> wtree/<branch-name>
# pull the changes on that branch 
$ git pull origin <branch-name>
# How to know what are the available branches in your remote repo? 
$ git ls-remote --heads origin 


# deleting a branch locally
$ git branch -d <branch-name> # only delete if it's merged into current branch 
$ git branch -D <branch-name> # force delete even if it's not merged 
# deleting a remote branch 
$ git push origin --delete <branch-name>

Managing Remotes

# adding a remote 
$ git remote add <repo-url>
# removing a remote 
$ git remtoe remove <repo-url>
# changing the URL of the remote 
$ git remote set-url <remote-name> <repo-url> # remote-name (origin,upstream etc.)

git diffs

You can list the names of all those files where you've made any changes.

$ git diff --name-only
$ git diff --name-only | xargs hx 

Note: Helix is my primary editor and I love it.

$ rg gcs_credentials (git diff --name-only)

setting upstream

Sometimes, I want to leave my origin and do everything from upstream. Check this article:

git branch --set-upstream-to=upstream/main main

In lazygit, press u followed by s and then choose the branch you want to select as upstream.