At Microsoft Build 2019 conference, Microsoft announced and showed off the new Windows Terminal application. It quickly was released as a preview and has been updated regularly over the last 12 months.
In this video,
Gregor Suttie aka “Azure Greg” shows you how to install and customize the Windows Terminal. If you haven’t tried the Windows Terminal or are curious on how it can be customized then check out this video.
This week GitHub announced the beta for their new GitHub CLI tool, which provides an easier and more seamless way for you to interact with GitHub from your terminal.
The GitHub CLI can be installed on Windows, macOS and Linux. Get started by
downloading the installer from the GitHub CLI repository. What can GitHub CLI do?
Once you have it downloaded, open up your terminal and use the
The GitHub CLI beta currently allows you to do the following commands:
Pull requests: Using the
pr command to checkout, create, list, status and view
Issues: Using the
issue command to create, list, status and view
help command to see how to use the tool
When you first use it you will need to authenticate the GitHub CLI. As you can see here I will be prompted to open GitHub in my browser:
After authenticating the GitHub CLI you will be able to continue with your last command:
I needed to change directories to where my repository was and then I was able to list out my pull requests using the following command:
gh pr list
For more details about what can be done, check out the
GitHub CLI manual for lots of examples on using each of the commands. Wrap up
This is an early look at what can be done with the GitHub CLI, and because it’s still in early development the team would love for you to give the tool a try and then
provide them feedback.