Git & Linux Dash Shortcuts

Using the - in linux and git can speed up your workflow and allow you to type less. In later versions of git, using the - character resolves to the last branch. So if you were just on a feature branch, then switch to master, you can merge in that feature branch by typing “git merge -“. In linux the - resolves to $OLDPWD so if you’re navigating and want to go back to the last directory, you can just type “cd -“.

(feature-123) $ git checkout master
(master)      $ git checkout -
(feature-123) $

> pwd
> cd bar
> cd -


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