Git Stash and Rebase in GitHub Desktop 2.0


June 6th, 2019

GitHub released GitHub Desktop 2.0, the next major version of their Git GUI client. This release includes two of the most requested features: stashing and rebasing.

I tend to use the command line exclusively, but I like how easy GitHub desktop makes it look at the diff contained within a stash:

Rebasing can be an advanced topic, so I’d recommend that you grasp the basic concepts of what a rebase means and when to use them. The command line rebase can be complicated, which is where the GitHub Desktop app might come in handy:

The app is feeling really polished, including the ability to use Emoji’s in the same way you can on, the ability to co-author commits, and being able to check out a pull request from a forked repo.

To learn more about this announcement, check out GitHub’s official announcement: GitHub Desktop 2.0 expands to support stashing and rebasing – The GitHub Blog.

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Paul Redmond

Full stack web developer. Author of Lumen Programming Guide and Docker for PHP Developers.