git-citool - Linux


git-citool is a command-line tool that enhances the functionality of Git by providing advanced features and conveniences. It aims to improve the user experience, streamline workflows, and boost productivity for Git users.


git-citool [options] <command> [arguments]

where <command> can be any of the following:

  • config
  • diff
  • fetch
  • pull
  • push
  • status
  • checkout
  • clone


  • -v, –verbose: Enable verbose output.
  • -q, –quiet: Suppress informative messages.
  • -n, –dry-run: Perform operations without modifying the repository.
  • -s, –strict: Fail on any non-fatal error.
  • -h, –help: Display help information.


  • Configure a custom remote:

    git-citool config --add remote.custom
  • Fetch all changes from all remotes:

    git-citool fetch -a
  • Diff changes between branches:

    git-citool diff --branch1 main --branch2 release
  • Push changes to a custom remote:

    git-citool push --remote custom

Common Issues

Problem: git-citool fails with the error "remote not found".
Solution: Make sure the remote you are specifying exists and is properly configured.

Problem: git-citool hangs during a push or pull operation.
Solution: Check your network connection and ensure there are no firewall restrictions blocking the operation.


git-citool can be used alongside other Git commands to enhance their functionality:

  • With git diff: To highlight diffs between files with color.
  • With git pull: To automatically merge upstream changes while resolving conflicts.
  • In bash scripts: To automate repetitive Git tasks or integrate with other tools.

Related Commands

  • git: The core Git command-line utility.
  • git-alias: Define custom aliases for Git commands.
  • tig: A graphical Git interface.

Refer to the official documentation for more information and detailed usage examples.