Creating a Happy Git Environment on OS X
brew install git bash-completion
git config --global user.name "Your Name" git config --global user.email "email@example.com" git config --global alias.co checkout git config --global apply.whitespace nowarn
Setup an SSH key
Hit return a couple of times -- leave password blank if you want.
cat ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub | pbcopy
Paste that code into your settings page on your repository host(s).
Get happy Git colors. Paste the following into your
[color] branch = auto diff = auto status = auto [color "branch"] current = yellow reverse local = yellow remote = green [color "diff"] meta = yellow bold frag = magenta bold old = red bold new = green bold [color "status"] added = yellow changed = green untracked = cyan
~/.gitexcludes file and paste in this:
There, now you don't have to ignore that every time.
Add the following to your
source /usr/local/git/contrib/completion/git-completion.bash GIT_PS1_SHOWDIRTYSTATE=true export PS1='[\u@mbp \w$(__git_ps1)]\$ '
That will add tab auto-completion for Git branches, display the current branch on your prompt, and show a '*' after the branch name if there are unstaged changes in the repository, and a '+' if there are staged (but uncommitted) changes. It will look something like this:
[user@computer ~/Sites/example.com (master*)]$
If you want to have a different email address for a particular project (a personal project on your work computer, perhaps?), just run this command inside that project's folder:
git config user.email "firstname.lastname@example.org"
It's the same command as before, this time just omitting the
Thanks @trey and @twodayslate and others.
I was additionally able to setup a color bash prompt by adding