You probably know
cd - to move back into the previous directory. Git offers
the same handy shortcut to refer to the last checked-out branch. So,
you can conveniently switch between two branches by
git checkout -, or merge the
previous branch by
git merge -, etc.
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Shorter Hacksconsists of tips and tricks for Linux nerds. Flags, hacks, and features of everyday tools that you might not know already, but that will enrich your life. I currently have a list of around 40 hacks I collected and plan to publish them roughly weekly. In order for this series to continue, please send me your best trick(s). The focus is not on fancy new tools or extensive rc-file content, but little known features in software most people already use. Send them to .