27 03 2015
“git root” – root folder of the git repository
How often do you wanted to go to the root of the git repository? If not very often, then I do it quite often.
Mercurial has this nice command
hg root, but git not. In order to do it in git you have to use some long command
'rev-parse --show-toplevel' which I even can’t remember. Fortunately git has aliases which can be used to define custom commands, like
git config --global alias.root 'rev-parse --show-toplevel'
Now, if I want to go to the root of the project, only what I have to do is to type in bash:
cd $(git root)