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Quickly open a GitHub page from your terminal

At Spatie we use GitHub for both our client projects as our open source code. So in our day to day work we often have to open the browser to view issues of a repo or review pull requests.

Paul Irish, a well known developer and part of the Google Chrome team at Google, made a nice bash script to quickly open up a GitHub page from your terminal. If you’re on a path inside a git repo and type “git open” that’ll open up the corresponding page on GitHub.

The command also supports, amongst others, repos hosted on GitLab.com and Bitbucket.


Freek Van der Herten is a partner and developer at Spatie, an Antwerp based company that specializes in creating web apps with Laravel. After hours he writes about modern PHP and Laravel on this blog. When not coding he’s probably rehearsing with his kraut rock band. He loves waffles and butterflies.