A terminal tool for git. When we use git, do you feel very uncomfortable with too long commands. For example: git status --short, this project can help you improve it. This project is written in Python. Now most UNIX like systems come with Python. So you can easily install and use it.




pip install -U pigit


git clone https://github.com/zlj-zz/pigit.git
cd pigit
make install
# or
python setup.py install  # On windows


You can run pigit in terminal, and you will see this intro:

[pigit] version: 1.0.9
git version 2.30.1 (Apple Git-130)

Path: /opt/homebrew/lib/python3.9/site-packages/pigit-1.0.9-py3.9.egg/pigit/__init__.py

  Terminal tool, help you use git more simple. Support Linux and MacOS. Partial support for windows.
  It use short command to replace the original command, like:
  `pigit ws` -> `git status --short`, `pigit b` -> `git branch`.
  Also you use `g -s` to get the all short command, have fun and good lucky.
  The open source path: https://github.com/zlj-zz/pigit.git

You can use -h and --help to get help and more usage.

runtime: 0.00 second

You can run pigit -h or pigit --help to get the help message. Like this:

usage: pigit [-h] [-C] [-s] [-S TYPE] [-t] [-f] [-i] [-c [PATH]] [--create-ignore TYPE]
             [--create-config] [--debug] [--out-log] [-v]
             [command] [args ...]

If you want to use some original git commands, please use -- to indicate.

positional arguments:
  command               Short git command.
  args                  Command parameter list.

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  -C, --complete        Add shell prompt script and exit.(Supported `bash`, `zsh`)
  -s, --show-commands   List all available short command and wealth and exit.
  -S TYPE, --show-command TYPE
                        According to given type(Branch, Commit, Conflict, Fetch, Index,
                        Log, Merge, Push, Remote, Stash, Tag, WorkingTree, Setting, Extra)
                        list available short command and wealth and exit.
  -t, --types           List all command types and exit.
  -f, --config          Display the config of current git repository and exit.
  -i, --information     Show some information about the current git repository.
  -c [PATH], --count [PATH]
                        Count the number of codes and output them in tabular form. A given
                        path can be accepted, and the default is the current directory.
  --create-ignore TYPE  Create a demo .gitignore file. Need one argument, support:
                        [android, c++, cpp, c, dart, elisp, gitbook, go, java, kotlin,
                        lua, maven, node, python, qt, r, ros, ruby, rust, sass, swift,
  --create-config       Create a preconfigured file of git-tools.
  --debug               Run in debug mode.
  --out-log             Print log to console.
  -v, --version         Show version and exit.

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For example

You can use pigit -s to check what short command it suppored, it will display the corresponding help information and the original command, like this:

These are short commands that can replace git operations:
    b        lists, creates, renames, and deletes branches.
             git branch
    bc       creates a new branch.
             git checkout -b
    bl       lists branches and their commits.
             git branch -vv
    bL       lists local and remote branches and their commits.
             git branch --all -vv
    bs       lists branches and their commits with ancestry graphs.
             git show-branch
    bS       lists local and remote branches and their commits with ancestry graphs.
             git show-branch --all
    bm       renames a branch.
             git branch --move
    bM       renames a branch even if the new branch name already exists.
             git branch --move --force
    bd       delete a local branch by name.
             git branch -d
    c        records changes to the repository.
             git commit --verbose


It support a simple interactive mode. You can use pigit i into the interactive mode and it let control the working tree simpler. like this:


And in the interaction mode, you can use ? or h to see the help message.

Open remote

You can use pigit open to open your remote website (just support github). These are some other parameters this command supported:

  -i, --issue:
      open given issue of the repository.
      # pigit open -- -i 20
      # pigit open -- --issue=20
  -c, --commit:
      open the current commit in the repo website.
      # pigit open -- --commit
  -p, --print:
      only print the url at the terminal, but don't open it.
      open the page for this branch on the repo website.


Alias is recommended for faster use pigit. Open your shell profile and append:

alias g=pigit

Then, you can use g to call pigit.


You can use pigit --create-config to create a template configuration at pigit home path.

On Linux or MacOS: ~/.config/pigit

On windows should be: C:\\User\\<your username>

here is a configuration template.

Extra cmds

You can setting your custom cmds. It need create a extra_cmds.py file at the pigit home. And writing like this:

import os

def print_user(args):

extra_cmds = {
    'echo': {
        'command': 'echo 123',
    'print-user': {
        'command': print_user,
        'type': 'func',
        'help': 'print system user name.'

The extra_cmds dict is must. And the structure is command key and command info.

The command info has some options:

  • command: (Must have) Short life corresponds to the complete command or a method. If it is a method, it must receive a parameter tuple.
  • type: (Option) Mark the type of command, support ['func', 'string'], and the default is 'string'.
  • help: (Option) Command help message.
  • has_arguments: (Option, bool) Whether the command accepts parameters. Default is True.