In Git-Bash I have an alias that executes two commands; update the list of branches for a git repository, then print them:

alias glb='git remote update origin --prune && git branch -a'

How do I do this in ConEmu? Specifically, Cmder for Windows.

Since ConEmu doesn't use quotes with alias, I have to type alias glb=git remote update origin --prune && git branch -a which is interpreted as two separate commands, first alias glb=git remote update origin --prune and then git branch -a.

  • The answer depends on shell you are using and exact place where you are trying to configure alias
    – Maximus
    Oct 13 '15 at 22:53
  • It's Cmder for Windows. I updated the question to clarify this.
    – craigpatik
    Oct 14 '15 at 11:21
  • I've asked about shell too! cmder is a terminal.
    – Maximus
    Oct 14 '15 at 15:35
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    Actually, if you are using cmd.exe, you may just use double quotes instead of single ones.
    – Maximus
    Oct 14 '15 at 15:38

Command separator in ConEmu for me (on Windows) is:


So your example would be:

alias glb=git remote update origin --prune $t git branch -a

NOTE: Be sure to restart your conemu window or open a new tab in order for this to apply. - thanks to @vetras for reminding me.

Reference: http://artandlogic.com/2013/06/making-the-windows-command-prompt-suck-slightly-less/

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    works but we need to close and start cmdr after we update the alias -- if we change the file on an editor. Took some time to get that.
    – Vetras
    Nov 22 '16 at 11:58
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    You can get around having to restart CMDer simply by reloading the aliases via alias /reload. If for some reason that doesn't work, the full command is %SystemRoot%\system32\doskey /macrofile=Path\To\Your\user-aliases.cmd
    – Nathan
    Dec 3 '17 at 15:38

Open user-aliases.cmd file under \path\to\cmder\config to add the alias directly, then restart the cmder. glb=git remote update origin --prune $t git branch -a

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