This is a mix of git, github, azure devops repos, and other workflow tips that help me work more quickly. Comments are welcome with any corrections or suggestions.

Install Homebrew

Works on Linux and macOS now 👏.

/bin/bash -c "$(curl -fsSL"

Many commands expect powershell, which runs on macOS and Linux as well. Just run brew install powershell to grab it and most of this will work without any further changes unless specified.

Tools I’ve Relied On




Git Aliases

Everyone has there own brand of craziness with git aliases.

Here’s a few I’ve found helpful.

Azure DevOps Boards

This one will create an autocompleted ready to go pull request in azure repos using the last commit title and description. If you create your commit correctly for the last one, this will ensure no extra rework required to generate the title and body of the PR, as well as the cleaned up squash message on approval.

Install the Azure CLI and the devops extension will be installed automatically upon using: brew install az

az devops configure --defaults organization= project=my-project-name
az devops configure --use-git-aliases
# Azure DevOps Repos
new-pr = !pwsh -noprofile -nologo -c '&az repos pr create --title \"$(git log  -1 --pretty=format:\"%s\")\" --description \"$(git log -1  --pretty=format:\"%b\")\" --auto-complete true --delete-source-branch true --squash --merge-commit-message \"$(git log  -1 --pretty=format:\"%s\")\" --output table --open --detect'

General Commit

You only live once…rebase and sync from origin, commit all your changes, and generate a commit message using PowerShell NameIt module.

Install module via: Install-Module Nameit -Scope CurrentUser

Install gitversion via: dotnet tool install --global GitVersion.Tool

yolo  = !pwsh -noprofile -nologo -c 'Import-Module Nameit && git add . && git commit -am\"[wip] $(dotnet-gitversion /showvariable FullSemVer) - $((NameIt\\Invoke-Generate '[adjective]-[noun]' -Culture EN).ToLower())\" --no-verify && git town sync && git log --oneline -1'

For quickly ammending the last commit on your own private branch, you can combine these two commands to overwrite your branch with the latest changes instead of versioning.

pushf = !git push --force-with-lease
fixup = !git commit -a --amend --no-edit