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Discussion on: Stop aliasing core Git commands

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Rich Burroughs

Yeah I agree with a lot of the responses I'm seeing. Why should it matter to my coworkers what I do on my laptop? If we're pairing and there's something they don't understand, I can always explain it. And they probably are going to be able to guess what "git co" and "git st" mean, especially if they see the output. As long as I'm not putting the short versions in documentation, I don't see a problem. You could probably extrapolate this to a lot of shell aliases too and I'd have the same opinion.

Also I've been typing "git st" and "got co" for years now. It would not make me more efficient to remove those and have to tab complete them. I've been in shells without my aliases and believe me, it does not save me keystrokes.