As professionals we look to always optimize our workload. Through better processes and shortcuts we can eliminate unnecessarily repetitive tasks. One of the tools I use quite often is the Command Line Interface (CLI) and Git, and this is an area that we can automate quite extensively through some really simple to learn BASH hacks.
We all have tasks that we do endlessly, and there are tasks that we do independently and don't realize that there is a definitive pattern that we can embrace, put them to use in a simpler function and alter the results on a per use basis. It is through years of doing things the hard way that I have found some simple tricks that makes my life much easier to maintain.
What is BASH anyway?
Let's get this out of the way quickly first. In short, it is a Unix shell and command language most common on Linux and macOS and recently has made it's way to Windows as well. It is the common interface for running simple commands or other applications such as GiT, Curl, Ack, etc ...