If you are usig
git branch in your terminal and ended up with a long list branches and struggling to find the active branch ?
Here is a quick way to do that.
Hey git, Show just the current branch
To get this, you have to type the below command. But it's very difficult to remember this.
$ git rev-parse --abbrev-ref HEAD
I will help you to create an alias for this.
Let's create a
git alias to view the active branch
Run the below command in your terminal.
$ git config --global alias.br "rev-parse --abbrev-ref HEAD"
Please note that, here "br" will be your alias. You can change it to any keyword. Like
alias.activebrach . But I prefer a short keyword.
Now if you run below command , you will be able to see your current active branch.
$ git br
Likewise you can create aliases for any other commands in git.