magit-gh-pulls is a Magit extension that allows you to conveniently manipulate Github’s pull requests from Emacs.
magit-gh-pulls is available on MELPA. To install it do the following:
M-x package-install RET magit-gh-pulls RET
Now that the package is installed you have to put the following code to your
(require 'magit-gh-pulls) (add-hook 'magit-mode-hook 'turn-on-magit-gh-pulls)
Existing Pull Requests
magit-status window press
# g to refresh the list of pull requests.
magit-gh-pulls automatically infers credentials from the URL of the
repository. You can also explicitly specify which Github project to fetch
PRs from by executing this in your shell:
git config magit.gh-pulls-repo <user>/<repo> # your github repository
If there are some PRs available, a new section will appear called Pull Requests. Each item in this section has the following form:
[pull-request-number@branch-name] Pull request name
Highlighting the desired PR and pressing
# f will fetch the commits
associated with the PR. These are the real commits that you can view,
apply, cherry-pick etc.
From this point magit-gh-pulls offers you two options:
# bon the PR to create a topic branch for this PR. After testing the PR you can merge it back into your branch using Magit.
# mto merge the PR on top of the currently checked out branch. This is convenient if pull request can be merged by fast-forwarding and no testing is needed (or you can test from your branch directly). A nice benefit of this approach over merging from Github interface is that in case of FF no merge commit is produced by default, so history stays nice and linear. If you still want the merge commit, enable
-coption while in magit-gh-pulls menu.
Creating Pull Requests
# c to create a new pull request. You will be
asked for the base commit and the head commit for the pull-request. They
will default to the default branch of your repository and current head
respectively. Enter a title and description for the pull request, and
magit-gh-pulls will connect to GitHub to create the pull request. If
option is enabled, the new pull request will be opened on github.com in
The base and head of the pull request must already be present on github. If you haven’t yet pushed your local commits, magit-gh-pulls will suggest to push them first.
# oWill open the selected a pull request in your default browser on GitHub.
j qwill jump to the Pull Requests section in the