I'm using Git Bash on Windows 7 and would like to set up bash profile aliases such as
alias gs='git status' to make my life easier. How can I do this?
When you open up your Git Bash, you should be in your home directory by default. Now create the .bashrc file (if on Win7 the file should be named .bashrc.). If you're not in the home directory, change into it by typing:
and pressing Enter. cd, without any other parameters listed after, will always return the home directory.
You can create the file by typing:
Then edit it with vim or you could try doing it with some windows editor, but I don't recommend it, because of some text formatting issues.
Change to Insert Mode by hitting the i key.
Add your alias by typing:
Exit the insert mode by hitting the ESC key.
Save and close your file by typing the following :wqEnter.
:wEnter will only save your file.
:q!Enter will quit the editor without saving your file.
Finally, update the file to use your new changes by typing:
You can put
You can also create some git-only aliases so you can do just
Some other useful aliases:
In your git bash home directory, there should be a .gitconfig file. In this file you can add your aliases by adding [alias]. It should be something like below: