Is there a way to get the git root directory in one command?


Mercurial has a way of printing the root directory (that contains .hg) via

hg root

Is there something equivalent in git to get the directory that contains the .git directory?



git rev-parse --show-toplevel

If you want to replicate the Mercurial command more directly, you can create an alias:

git config --global alias.root 'rev-parse --show-toplevel'

and now git root will function just as hg root.

Note: In a submodule this will display the root directory of the submodule and not the parent repository. If you are using Git >=2.13 or above, there is a way that submodules can show the superproject's root directory. If your git is older than that, see this other answer.

How to fix "corrupted" interactive rebase?

Merge (with squash) all changes from another branch as a single commit