I wrote a blog post about git-number and how useful it was for my command line git usage. In an on-going effort to simplify my lifestyle & setup, I replaced git-number with a few git aliases. I’ll explain how I recreated the functionality in this blog post.


If you’re a programmer these days, you probably spend a large part of your day in git. If you’re a command line zealot like me, you realize the holy ways of using your Terminal app for everything and aren’t seduced by fancy GUIs that only stand to dissuade you from pure unbridled productivity. With that in mind, one typically finds themselves in a position where they have a few files that have changed liked so: