Git provides a mechanism to reference URLs during git commands. People usually use these to enforce HTTPS connections instead of using the git protocol.
With a bit of creativity, one might turn these into shortcuts to github, Heroku, and other git hosts. This allows us to clone repositories using the following shortcut:
To achieve this, you can configure your git client in the
$HOME/.gitconfig file. I have the following configuration:
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