git + hub = github
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.
$ hub clone rtomayko/tilt # expands to: $ git clone git://github.com/rtomayko/tilt.git
hub is best aliased as
git, so you can type
$ git <command> in the shell and
get all the usual
hub features. See "Aliasing" below.
- git 1.7.3 or newer
hub can be installed through Homebrew:
$ brew install hub $ hub version git version 1.7.6 hub version 2.2.3
hub can be installed through Chocolatey on Windows.
> choco install hub > hub version git version 2.7.1.windows.2 hub version 2.2.3
hub can be easily installed as an executable. Download the latest
compiled binaries and put it anywhere
in your executable path.
To install hub from source:
$ git clone https://github.com/github/hub.git $ cd hub $ make install prefix=/usr/local
Prerequisites for compilation are:
- Go 1.6+
- Ruby 1.9+ with Bundler - for generating man pages
If you don't have
make, Ruby, or want to skip man pages (for example, if you
are on Windows), you can build only the
You can now move
bin/hub to somewhere in your PATH.
Finally, if you've done Go development before and your
is already in your PATH, this is an alternative installation method that fetches
hub into your GOPATH and builds it automatically:
$ go get github.com/github/hub
Using hub feels 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 and zsh. These scripts complement existing completion scripts that ship with git.