To quickly move to the root of the current git repository, I set up this alias:
git config --global alias.home 'rev-parse --show-toplevel'
Now, git home prints the full path to the root directory of the current project.
To go there, type (Mac/Linux only)
cd `git home`
Notice the backticks. They’re not single quotes. This executes the command and then uses its output as the argument to cd.
This trick is particularly useful in Scala, where I have to get to the project root to run sbt compile. (Things that make me miss Clojure!)
BONUS: handy alias to find the current branch
git config --global alias.whereami "rev-parse --abbrev-ref HEAD"
git push -u origin `git whereami`
2 thoughts on “git: handy alias to find the repository root”
I always used `git rev-parse –show-toplevel`http://stackoverflow.com/a/957978/9636
I'd create a git-home script so that the \”git home\” command brings me to the top-level directory of the repo.
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