Launching GitHub Desktop from the command line

You can launch GitHub Desktop from the command line.

  1. In the GitHub Desktop menu, click Install Command Line Tool.

  2. Open a terminal.

  3. To launch GitHub Desktop to the last opened repository, type github. To launch GitHub Desktop for a particular repository, use the github command followed by the path to the repository.

    $ github /path/to/repo

    You can also change to your repository path and type github followed by a period.

    $ cd /path/to/repo
    [repo]$ github .
  1. Open a command prompt.

  2. To launch GitHub Desktop to the last opened repository, type github. To launch GitHub Desktop for a particular repository, use the github command followed by the path to the repository.

    C:\Users\octocat> github path\to\repo

    You can also change to your repository path and type github followed by a period.

    C:\Users\octocat> cd repo\myrepo
    C:\Users\octocat\repo\myrepo> github .

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