Enhanced Productivity with Git for Developers

alpha2phi
5 min readJun 23, 2021

Open source Git clients and utilities to enhance your productivity.

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Overview

Regardless of your roles or programming languages used, Git is used by everyone for version control. In this article let’s explore some of the Git-related tools and utilities that can improve our development workflow.

Built-in Tools

By default, Git comes with built-in GUI tools for committing (git-gui) and browsing (gitk).

gitk — The Git repository browser

gitk displays changes in a repository or a selected set of commits. This includes visualizing the commit-graph, showing information related to each commit, and the files in the trees of each revision.

gitk

E.g., Show the changes during the 2 days.

gitk --since="2 days ago"

Show the changes during the last 2 weeks for the file init.lua.

gitk --since="2 weeks ago" -- init.lua

Show maximum 3 changes for the file init.lua.

gitk — max-count=3 — all — init.lua

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alpha2phi

Software engineer, Data Science and ML practitioner.