Its useful to use shortcut commands for common tasks, especially when it comes to repository management.
I like to pipe diff output into vim and logs into less, but at times I have to switch between multiple repositories such as git, svn and bzr.
To use the same alias between the repositories, set up a script and give it an argument.
Create a script file to manage your aliases.
chmod +x workwith.sh
Create an alias to make it easier to access. You may want to put this into your ".bashrc" profile.
alias workwith="source ~/bin/workwith.sh"
Modify your "workwith.sh" file and paste
if [ "$1" = "git" ]; then
alias d="git diff | vim -"
alias commit='git commit -m'
elif [ "$1" = "svn" ]; then
alias d="svn diff | vim -"
alias commit='svn commit -m'
elif [ "$1" = "bzr" ]; then
alias d="bzr diff --diff-options='-U 5 -p' | vim -"
alias commit='bzr commit -m'
echo "Unknown command"
Now, whenever you want to switch between the commands, type