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Stash Pull Pop

If you happen to work on the same branch with multiple people, it can be cumbersome to pull from upstream if you have unstaged changes.

$ git pull --rebase
error: cannot pull with rebase: You have unstaged changes.
error: please commit or stash them.

For this I use a shell script that does the following:

  • If there are no unstaged changes, simply pull from upstream
  • Otherwise, first stash the changes and pop them afterwards

The script (e.g. ~/scripts/spp.sh):


# This script will stash local changes before pulling, if there
# are any.
if [[ `git status --porcelain --untracked-files=no` ]]; then
  git stash && git pull --rebase && git stash pop
  git pull --rebase

Combined with an alias:

# ~/.bash_aliases
alias spp="~/scripts/.spp.sh"