If you have ever mistyped a git command very close to an existing one you have likely seen this message.
❯ git chekout dev git: 'chekout' is not a git command. See 'git --help'. The most similar command is checkout
What you might not have known is that you can configure git to just run this command for you.
# Gives you 0.1 seconds to respond git config --global help.autocorrect 1 # Gives you 1 seconds to respond git config --global help.autocorrect 10 # Gives you 5 seconds to respond git config --global help.autocorrect 50
Now when you typo a git command it will autmatically run after the configured number of tenths of a second.
❯ git chkout get-error WARNING: You called a Git command named 'chkout', which does not exist. Continuing in 1.0 seconds, assuming that you meant 'checkout'. M pages/blog/how-i-deploy-2021.md M pages/hot_tips/001.md M pages/templates/gratitude_card.html M plugins/index.py M plugins/publish_amp.py M plugins/render_template_variables.py M plugins/youtube.py M requirements.txt M static/index.html Switched to branch 'get-error'
I'm rocking 10 for now just to see how I feel about it, but honestly I cannot think of a time that I have seen the original warning that was not what I wanted. This at least gives me some time to respond if I am unsure.
git config --global help.autocorrect 10