Execute git commands in background and notify the result. Executing in background is convenient in commands which take a while, like git pull, git push and so on. git background command is provided for the purpose.


Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'git-background'

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install git-background


Use git background command.

For example, git push in background:

git background push

You can specify the notification with option --notifier=. For example, to notify with tmux:

git background --notifier=tmux push

Available notifiers are listed in notifier gem or tmux or osx_notification.

If you don't want to notify, use option --no-notifier.

git background --no-notifier push

Alias like bg is very useful.

git config --global background


  1. Fork it
  2. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b my-new-feature)
  3. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Add some feature')
  4. Push to the branch (git push origin my-new-feature)
  5. Create new Pull Request


This gem is distributed under MIT license.