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Git CLI is one of the useful tools you can start using right away if you are a very active Github user.
You can visit the repo here.
This is still in beta but you can still use it. It brings PRs, issues, and other useful features of Github to the command line.
I will cover some commands that I find very useful. And you can also play around with the tool.
Listing Pull requests
You can list all the PRs of the repo.
gh pr list
There are options for filtering PRs with the assignee, base branch, labels.
gh pr list --label "WIP, help" // List PRs with the provided labels gh pr list --base "master" // List PRs with master as base gh pr list --assignee "john" // List PRs with respective assignee
Creating a Pull request
Creating a PR is very easy with CLI. This can make you really productive.
gh pr create
The above command is a very basic option. This will create a PR with the master as the base branch and the current branch as the target branch.
There are other options as well for changing the base branch, labeling, assigning people, etc
gh pr create --base develop // Here develop is the base branch gh pr create --title "PR title" // Create a PR with title gh pr create --reviewer "john, arya" // Assign reviewers gh pr create --label "prod, help" // Assign labels
View Pull request change
gh pr diff <PR number / url> Example gh pr diff 3
The above command will show the diff of the respective PR. This will come in handy if you are looking for small changes in PR.
Creating an issue
Creating a simple issue from the CLI will come in handy often.
gh issue create --title "Search not working" --body "Search in main dashboard is not working"
The above command will create a new issue with the respective title and body.
There are like other useful options too
gh issue create --label "help, priority" // You can assign multiple labels gh issue create --assignee "john, arya" // You can assign people
gh issue list
This will list all issues.
gh issue list --label "help, priority" // List issues by labels gh issue list --assignee "john, arya" // List issues by assignees gh isssue list --author "srebalaji" // Lists issues by people who created the issue
This is one of my favorites. You can create a public or private gist from the command line itself.
gh gist create main.js
The above command will create a private gist with the given file.
By default, gists are made private.
gh gist create --public main.js // Creating a public gist gh gist create main.js -d "NodeJS example" // Creating a gist with a description gh gist create main.py copy.py home.py // Creating a gist with multiple files
Github CLI is a very useful command-line tool you can use. I have been using it for a couple of weeks and I can say it’s very useful. Of course, there are some hiccups but I believe it will be resolved in the upcoming versions.
Highly recommended if you are using Github often.
That’s it for today :)
See you next week :) :)