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RE: Simple shortcut for "git push --set-upstream origin newBranchName"




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From: Cliff Schomburg 
Sent: Thursday, May 30, 2019 6:29 PM
To: git@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Simple shortcut for "git push --set-upstream origin newBranchName"

Hi all,

This is more of a suggestion than a bug report.

I create new topic branches quite frequently and push them into the remote repo (origin).

It's a bit of a hassle to type "git push -set-upstream origin newBranchName" each and every time I want to push a new branch.

I'm proposing a shortcut for this command.  Perhaps "git push -default" or "git push -new-branch" which could be shortened to "git push -d" or "git push -nb" or something.

Based on the man-page for push, it looks like this could be an alias for:
    "git push -set-upstream origin HEAD"
In which case HEAD should always be the current branch name.

Thoughts?  Concerns?

Thanks,
Cliff