Tower ships with its own "Command Line Tool". This allows you to open a Git repository right from your console prompt.
Installing the Tower CLI Tool
To install the command line tool, open Tower's preferences on thetab. An installer will help you get started quickly. Please make sure that Tower is run from the /Applications folder before trying to install.
Interacting with Tower from the Command Line
After the CLI Tool is installed, you can use the "gittower" command to open an existing Git repository in Tower.
The "gittower" command requires the path to a folder on your disk as its only parameter, e.g.:
$ gittower ~/development/jquery
Should you want to use the CLI Tool in a subdirectory of a repository, the following command creates a bash alias to detect the repository's root and opens it in Tower:
$ echo "alias gtower='gittower
git rev-parse --show-toplevel'" >> ~/.bash_profile