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Go To Previous Git Branch Or Previous Directory via Terminal #OneDevMinute

mrahmadawais profile image Ahmad Awais ⚡️ ・1 min read

Yet Another #OneDevMinute where you'll learn about how easy it is to access the previous git branch, and then again do the same with normal directories in your terminal.

Seriously, if you are working in two different directories or in two different git branches, then moving back and forth again and again can be pretty cumbersome. This tip sets you up with cd - or git checkout -. Watch the video to learn more.

git checkout other-branch
git checkout yet-another-branch
git checkout - # Takes you back in the other-branch
git checkout - # Takes you back in the yet-other-branch

cd dir1
cd dir2
cd - # Takes you back in the dir1
cd - # Takes you back in the dir2
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Ben Sinclair

I never knew you could do that with git checkout -. That's a great tip.

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Ahmad Awais ⚡️ Author • Edited

Glad you liked it. It's a silly small thing but it's super useful. 😇

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Peter Kim Frank

I'm loving these, thanks @mrahmadawais !

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Ahmad Awais ⚡️ Author

That's very kind of you to say, Peter! 🙌

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Thomas Junkツ

I love this small videobits you do. Not everytime I learn something new - although this time I really did ;) - but they are on the point and nice to watch! Keep on going!

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Ahmad Awais ⚡️ Author

Glad to hear that. Your appreciation will fuel my motivation for future episodes. 👍