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NAME

hub - make git easier with GitHub

SYNOPSIS

hub [--noop] COMMAND [OPTIONS]
hub alias [-s] [SHELL]
hub help hub-COMMAND

DESCRIPTION

Hub is a tool that wraps git in order to extend it with extra functionality that makes it better when working with GitHub.

COMMANDS

Available commands are split into two groups: those that are already present in git but that are extended through hub, and custom ones that hub provides.

Extended git commands

hub-am(1)

Replicate commits from a GitHub pull request locally.

hub-apply(1)

Download a patch from GitHub and apply it locally.

hub-checkout(1)

Check out the head of a pull request as a local branch.

hub-cherry-pick(1)

Cherry-pick a commit from a fork on GitHub.

hub-clone(1)

Clone a repository from GitHub.

hub-fetch(1)

Add missing remotes prior to performing git fetch.

hub-init(1)

Initialize a git repository and create it on GitHub.

hub-merge(1)

Merge a pull request with a message like the GitHub Merge Button.

hub-push(1)

Push a git branch to each of the listed remotes.

hub-remote(1)

Add a git remote for a GitHub repository.

hub-submodule(1)

Add a git submodule for a GitHub repository.

New commands provided by hub

hub-alias(1)

Show shell instructions for wrapping git.

hub-browse(1)

Open a GitHub repository in a web browser.

hub-ci-status(1)

Display GitHub Status information for a commit.

hub-compare(1)

Open a GitHub compare page in a web browser.

hub-create(1)

Create a new repository on GitHub and add a git remote for it.

hub-delete(1)

Delete a repository on Github.

hub-fork(1)

Fork the current project on GitHub and add a git remote for it.

hub-pull-request(1)

Create a GitHub pull request.

hub-pr(1)

List and checkout GitHub pull requests.

hub-issue(1)

List and create GitHub issues.

hub-release(1)

List and create GitHub releases.

hub-sync(1)

Fetch from upstream and update local branches.

CONFIGURATION

GitHub OAuth authentication

Hub will prompt for GitHub username & password the first time it needs to access the API and exchange it for an OAuth token, which it saves in ~/.config/hub.

To avoid being prompted, use GITHUB_USER and GITHUB_PASSWORD environment variables.

Alternatively, you may provide GITHUB_TOKEN, an access token with repo permissions. This will not be written to ~/.config/hub.

HTTPS instead of git protocol

If you prefer the HTTPS protocol for git operations, you can configure hub to generate all URLs with https: instead of git: or ssh::

$ git config --global hub.protocol https

This will affect clone, fork, remote add and other hub commands that expand shorthand references to GitHub repo URLs.

GitHub Enterprise

By default, hub will only work with repositories that have remotes which point to github.com. GitHub Enterprise hosts need to be whitelisted to configure hub to treat such remotes same as github.com:

$ git config --global --add hub.host MY.GIT.ORG

The default host for commands like init and clone is still github.com, but this can be affected with the GITHUB_HOST environment variable:

$ GITHUB_HOST=my.git.org git clone myproject

Environment variables

HUB_VERBOSE

Enable verbose output from hub commands.

HUB_CONFIG

The file path where hub configuration is read from and stored. If XDG_CONFIG_HOME is present, the default is $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/hub; otherwise it's $HOME/.config/hub. The configuration file is also searched for in XDG_CONFIG_DIRS per XDG Base Directory Specification.

HUB_PROTOCOL

Use one of "https|ssh|git" as preferred protocol for git clone/push.

GITHUB_TOKEN

OAuth token to use for GitHub API requests.

BUGS

https://github.com/github/hub/issues

AUTHORS

https://github.com/github/hub/contributors

SEE ALSO

git(1), git-clone(1), git-remote(1), git-init(1), https://github.com/github/hub

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  2. July 2018
  3. hub(1)