This isn’t so much of a Vim tip (sorry), but a terminal tip that has made a lot of difference to my workflow recently, so much so that I’ve bent the rules slightly and posted it today.

This one is courtesy of Ben Orenstein’s dotfiles, from which I have picked up a lot of good things, including this shell function:

function g {
   if [[ $# > 0 ]]; then
     git $@
     git status

This does a really simple thing, and remaps g on your command line. If you call g on its own, you’ll call git status, but if you pass it an argument, it will pass that through to git.

For example:

g => git status
g diff => git diff
g commit => git commit

Of course, you should also set up some aliases for common commands to save yourself more typing.