gittify - A colorful Bash prompt + customized Git aliases


A customized bash environment to make git folders more friendly.

This project provides bash/git customization files. Running the gittify command, starts a new bash shell and overrides its console PS1. New console line informs about the state of the current git working copy (e.g. name of the current branch) in a colorful manner.

Also some aliases are defined in .gitconfig file. Appending them to your own .gitconfig file provides more functionality (listed below). See Installation section for more details.

Moreover, it allows customizing user name/email based on the remote repos.

Most useful aliases

For all aliases, look in the homefolder/.gitconfig file :) But most useful ones are as follows:

  • git lg

    Prints a colorful one-line-per-commit log.

  • git tree

    Same as git lg --graph; showing graph of commits.

  • git st

    Prints the status.

  • git unstage somefile

    Unstages somefile.



Run make install-user to install into your local user or run sudo make install-root to install system-wide.


  1. Copy bin/gittify file into ~/bin/ folder (or add it to the $PATH),
  2. Copy homefolder/git.bashrc file into $HOME/.gittify/git.bashrc or $HOME/.config/gittify/git.bashrc (gittify script uses it),
  3. Append contents of homefolder/.gitconfig to your .gitconfig file.
  • if (your git version is older than 1.7.11): use .gitconfig.before-git-1.7.11 instead of .gitconfig file

Customizing Name/Email

If you want to have different name/email configurations based on the remote repository, like using test < [email protected] > for repos while committing as work < [email protected] > to ssh:// repos, then create a section in the config file for each repo and name it as the domain name from the URL of that repo. Then define name/email variables in that section like the default settings of the [user] section.

The gittify checks URL of the origin remote for push target, extracts its domain name, and uses its defined name/email (if any) instead of default values. Upon changing name/email configs, new values are printed on the console too.

As an example, for the above scenario (with test and work user/email configs), put following lines in the config file:

  name = test
  email = [email protected]
  user = work
  email = [email protected]


Copyright © 2013-2020  Behnam Momeni

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Apr 2, 2022