VS Code - Push or Sync Code after a Successful Commit

June 6, 2023

In the older release of VS Code (version 1.61), new features have been added to make Git version control even more convenient. One of the most notable additions is the new Commit button, which has a primary action as well as a set of secondary actions.

Previously, users had to commit their changes and then manually push or sync them to the remote repository. With the new Commit button, users can now do these actions in one step. The secondary action can be controlled using the git.postCommitCommand setting, allowing users to customize the button's behavior.

To use the new Commit button, simply open the Source Control panel in VS Code and click on the Commit button. This will bring up the commit editor, where you can enter a commit message and make any necessary changes to your files. Once you are satisfied with your changes, click the Commit button to commit your changes.

By default, the secondary action of the Commit button is set to none. However, you can customize this behavior by adding a command to the git.postCommitCommand setting. For example, if you want to automatically push your changes after committing, you can add the following command to your settings.json file:

2 //...
3 "git.postCommitCommand": "git push"
4 //...

This will automatically push your changes to the remote repository after you commit them.

In addition to the new Commit button, the 1.61 release also added Publish and Sync Changes "action buttons" for Git repositories. These buttons allow users to quickly publish their changes to a remote repository and sync their local repository with the remote repository.

In conclusion, the new Commit button in VS Code 1.61 release makes Git version control even more convenient by allowing users to commit their changes and push or sync them in one step. By customizing the git.postCommitCommand setting, users can further streamline their workflow and save time.

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