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Ravi Ojha
Ravi Ojha

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Forgot the name of your recently used git branch? Gotcha fam!

Add this alias to your terminal's rc or profile file. For most users, it is .bashrc or .bash_profile in the home directory. Fire up a new terminal tab, cd to any git repository and try out the command gitrecent.

alias gitrecent="git for-each-ref --sort=committerdate refs/heads/ --format='%(HEAD) %(color:yellow)%(refname:short)%(color:reset) - %(color:red)%(objectname:short)%(color:reset) - %(contents:subject) - %(authorname) (%(color:green)%(committerdate:relative)%(color:reset))'"

Source: This stackoverflow answer

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Shayne Darren

You could also do a

git checkout -

to switch to your most recently used branch