hub is a command line tool that wraps
git in order to extend it with extra
features and commands that make working with GitHub easier.
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$ hub clone rtomayko/tilt # expands to: #=> git clone git://github.com/rtomayko/tilt.git
hub can be safely aliased as
git so you can type
$ git <command> in the shell and get all the usual
See Usage documentation for the list of all commands and their arguments.
hub can also be used to make shell scripts that manually interface with the GitHub API.
hub executable has no dependencies, but since it was designed to wrap
git, it's recommended to have at least git 1.7.3 or newer.
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hub can be easily installed as an executable. Download the latest
compiled binaries and put it anywhere
in your executable path.
Prerequisites for building from source are:
Clone this repository and run
git clone \ --config transfer.fsckobjects=false \ --config receive.fsckobjects=false \ --config fetch.fsckobjects=false \ https://github.com/github/hub.git cd hub make install prefix=/usr/local
This assumes support for Go 1.11+
modules. If you are building on an
older version of Go, you will need to clone the repository into
Some hub features feel best when it's aliased as
git. This is not dangerous; your
normal git commands will all work. hub merely adds some sugar.
hub alias displays instructions for the current shell. With the
-s flag, it
outputs a script suitable for
You should place this command in your
.bash_profile or other startup script:
eval "$(hub alias -s)"
If you're using PowerShell, you can set an alias for
hub by placing the
following in your PowerShell profile (usually
Set-Alias git hub
A simple way to do this is to run the following from the PowerShell prompt:
Add-Content $PROFILE "`nSet-Alias git hub"
Note: You'll need to restart your PowerShell console in order for the changes to be picked up.
If your PowerShell profile doesn't exist, you can create it by running the following:
New-Item -Type file -Force $PROFILE
hub repository contains tab-completion scripts for bash, zsh and fish. These scripts complement existing completion scripts that ship with git.