Aliases & Git Aliases


The following should work on MacOS and Linux as well as on Windows with some bash compliant shell. It has been tested on Linux (Xubuntu). You can help to keep this page up-to-date by using Edit on GitHub (see Contribute to the TYPO3 documentation for more information).

For shell commands you often use, you can add them to your list of aliases.

You can use these lists to get started, adapt to your workflow as needed.

Once you have added the aliases, you can do the following (after opening a new shell / terminal):

  • call alias to show all aliases or t3a to show all TYPO3 aliases

  • type the beginning of an alias and then tab to show all, e.g. t3doc and then TAB.

Also, look at the tool git-review which might further ease your workflow.


Where aliases are maintained, depends on your system, for example on Ubuntu Linux, add them to the file ~/.bash_aliases.

You may need to exchange the commands for t3open, if the check used here does not work for you or the command does not open your browser. Additionally, you may need to configure this for your system. This is required for opening the rendered documentation in the browser.

For aliases to become active, you must open a new shell after adding them to ~/.bash_aliases.

Sample List of Aliases

# show t3 aliases
alias t3a='alias | grep -E "^alias t3"'

# open specified URL in browser
# see
case "$OSTYPE" in
      alias t3open="cmd /c start"
      alias t3open="xdg-open"
      alias t3open="open"

# ---------------
# --- testing ---
# ---------------
# Use t3test with same parameters as Build/Scripts/
alias t3test='Build/Scripts/'

# cgl check
alias t3cglcheck='Build/Scripts/'

# validate Changelog files
alias t3clcheck='Build/Scripts/validateRstFiles.php'

# --------------------
# render documentation
# --------------------

# --- lowlevel aliases ---

# run docker container and source shell commands
alias t3docrun='source <(docker run --rm t3docs/render-documentation show-shell-commands)'

# build docs
alias t3docmake='dockrun_t3rd makehtml'

# open generated docs in browser (uses t3open alias, see above)
# - use xdg-open for Linux
# - use open for Mac instead !!!
alias t3docopen='t3open "file:///$(pwd)/Documentation-GENERATED-temp/Result/project/0.0.0/Index.html"'

# remove generated docs
alias t3docclean='rm -rf Documentation-GENERATED-temp/'

# --- combined aliases ---

# run docker, generate documenation and open result in browser
alias t3doc='t3docrun && t3docmake && t3docopen'

# check changelogs and render them, open result in browser
alias t3doccl='t3clcheck && cd typo3/sysext/core && t3doc && cd -'

Git Aliases

If you use --global, the alias will be added for the current user git configuration (usually in ~/.gitconfig). This means, they will be active for all your git repositories.

Sample Git Aliases (Commands)

These are typical git aliases you may already be using, not specific to TYPO3.

Run these commands in your terminal once, it will add the aliases to your global ~/.gitconfig.

git config --global checkout
git config --global branch
git config --global commit
git config --global status

# Create an alias 'alias' to list all git aliases (in global config)
git config --global alias.alias "config --get-regexp ^alias\."

git config --global alias.pullom 'pull origin main'
git config --global alias.pushom 'push origin main'
git config --global alias.resetom 'reset --hard origin/main'

These are aliases, that may be useful for TYPO3 core contribution workflow. We start all commands with t3 to avoid conflicts with already existing aliases:

git config --global alias.t3clone 'clone .'
git config --global alias.t3push 'push origin HEAD:refs/for/main'
git config --global alias.t3push8 'push origin HEAD:refs/for/TYPO3_8-7'

You can then use these, for example:

git alias

Sample Git Aliases (.gitconfig)

Alternatively, manually add the aliases to your ~/.gitconfig:

   co = checkout
   br = branch
   ci = commit
   st = status

   alias = config --get-regexp ^alias\\.

   pullom  = pull origin main
   pushom  = push origin main
   resetom = reset --hard origin/main

   t3clone = clone .
   t3push  = push origin HEAD:refs/for/main
   t3push8 = push origin HEAD:refs/for/TYPO3_8-7

Additional Information


  • Linux: xdg-open: "xdg-open opens a file or URL in the user's preferred application. If a URL is provided the URL will be opened in the user's preferred web browser. If a file is provided the file will be opened in the preferred application for files of that type." (see Linux man page xdg-open)

  • Unix Stackexchange: How does xdg-open work