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Basic Git configuration for better and faster work

Git is a basic tool for most programmers. Altough they are plenty of GUI programs and every IDE has support for at least most basic actions, for me and many others the best way to work with Git is using command line. It is how it was intended to do. We have full control on what is going on. And we look like a pro doing it.

Of course, it’s harder at the beginning. But after a while, gives us number of advantages. It can be faster then, we have full control on our repository and are not limited by any UI overlay. Not to mention some cases in which GUI won’t help us or make a mess in a repository.

But working with Git using command line can be made simplier and more pleasant. To achieve this we will need to change default configuration a little bit. And add some aliases and shortcuts for commands.