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hub is a command line tool that wraps git in order to extend it with extra features and commands that make working with GitHub easier.

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$ hub clone rtomayko/tilt

# expands to:
$ git clone git://

hub can be safely aliased as git so you can type $ git <command> in the shell and get all the usual hub features.

See Usage documentation for the list of all commands and their arguments.

Hub can also be used to make shell scripts that manually interface with the GitHub API.


The hub executable has no dependencies, but since it was designed to wrap git, it's recommended to have at least git 1.7.3 or newer.


hub can be installed through Homebrew/Linuxbrew:

$ brew install hub
$ hub version
git version 1.7.6
hub version 2.2.3

hub can be installed through Scoop on Windows:

> scoop install hub
Fedora Linux

On Fedora you can install hub through DNF:

$ sudo dnf install hub
$ hub version
git version 2.9.3
hub version 2.2.9
Arch Linux

On Arch Linux you can install hub from the official repository:

$ sudo pacman -S hub

On FreeBSD you can install a prebuilt hub package with pkg(8):

# pkg install hub

On Debian (versions sid and buster) you can install hub from the official repository:

$ sudo apt install hub

hub can be easily installed as an executable. Download the latest compiled binaries and put it anywhere in your executable path.


With your GOPATH already set up:

mkdir -p "$GOPATH"/src/
git clone \
  --config transfer.fsckobjects=false \
  --config receive.fsckobjects=false \
  --config fetch.fsckobjects=false \ "$GOPATH"/src/
cd "$GOPATH"/src/
make install prefix=/usr/local

Prerequisites for compilation are:


Some hub features feel best when it's aliased as git. This is not dangerous; your normal git commands will all work. hub merely adds some sugar.

hub alias displays instructions for the current shell. With the -s flag, it outputs a script suitable for eval.

You should place this command in your .bash_profile or other startup script:

eval "$(hub alias -s)"

If you're using PowerShell, you can set an alias for hub by placing the following in your PowerShell profile (usually ~/Documents/WindowsPowerShell/Microsoft.PowerShell_profile.ps1):

Set-Alias git hub

A simple way to do this is to run the following from the PowerShell prompt:

Add-Content $PROFILE "`nSet-Alias git hub"

Note: You'll need to restart your PowerShell console in order for the changes to be picked up.

If your PowerShell profile doesn't exist, you can create it by running the following:

New-Item -Type file -Force $PROFILE

Shell tab-completion

hub repository contains tab-completion scripts for bash, zsh and fish. These scripts complement existing completion scripts that ship with git.

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