Git checkout to latest branch
Git checkout to latest branch

Git checkout to latest branch

I’m embarrassed to have only found out about this cool gimmick. Using the command line, when you cd to a given path, you can always revert to the previous path using cd - , saving precious time in retyping it.

In Git, there’s the exact same use case: switching between branch with longer names can be exhausting for any lazy-typing developer and sometimes you just need to go back, nothing fancier. My motto is “think more, type less”, so I now use (you’ve guessed it) git checkout - to switch to the previous branch. A few microseconds a day stack up!

So remember: git checkout — to switch to the previous branch.

Credits: http://stackoverflow.com/a/7207542/2887012

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