I use git all day, every day. I also created a lot of small feature branches. It’s really useful for me to quickly see the most recent branches I’ve been working in. This reminds me which branch I should check out for a change.
I added a little alias to my
.zshrc file that looks like this:
alias grecent='git for-each-ref --count=10 --sort=-committerdate refs/heads/ --format="%(refname:short)"'
This shows the most recent 10 branches. You can easily tweak that number. In my terminal, if do the following:
I see this for a project with only three branches:
See the most recent 10 active git branches