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hub-pull-request - Man Page

Create a GitHub Pull Request.


hub pull-request [-focpd] [-b BASE] [-h HEAD] [-r REVIEWERS ] [-a ASSIGNEES] [-M MILESTONE] [-l LABELS]
hub pull-request -m MESSAGE [--edit]
hub pull-request -F FILE [--edit]
hub pull-request -i ISSUE


-f,  --force

Skip the check for unpushed commits.

-m,  --message MESSAGE

The text up to the first blank line in MESSAGE is treated as the pull request title, and the rest is used as pull request description in Markdown format.

When multiple --message are passed, their values are concatenated with a blank line in-between.

When neither --message nor --file were supplied, a text editor will open to author the title and description in.


Use the message from the first commit on the branch as pull request title and description without opening a text editor.

-F,  --file FILE

Read the pull request title and description from FILE. Pass "-" to read from standard input instead. See --message for the formatting rules.

-e,  --edit

Open the pull request title and description in a text editor before submitting. This can be used in combination with --message or --file.

-i,  --issue ISSUE

Convert ISSUE (referenced by its number) to a pull request.

You can only convert issues authored by you or that which you have admin rights over. In most workflows it is not necessary to convert issues to pull requests; you can simply reference the original issue in the body of the new pull request.

-o,  --browse

Open the new pull request in a web browser.

-c,  --copy

Put the URL of the new pull request to clipboard instead of printing it.

-p,  --push

Push the current branch to HEAD before creating the pull request.

-b,  --base BASE

The base branch in the "[OWNER:]BRANCH" format. Defaults to the default branch of the upstream repository (usually "master").

See the "CONVENTIONS" section of hub(1) for more information on how hub selects the defaults in case of multiple git remotes.

-h,  --head HEAD

The head branch in "[OWNER:]BRANCH" format. Defaults to the currently checked out branch.

-r,  --reviewer USERS

A comma-separated list (no spaces around the comma) of GitHub handles to request a review from.

-a,  --assign USERS

A comma-separated list (no spaces around the comma) of GitHub handles to assign to this pull request.

-M,  --milestone NAME

The milestone name to add to this pull request. Passing the milestone number is deprecated.

-l,  --labels LABELS

A comma-separated list (no spaces around the comma) of labels to add to this pull request. Labels will be created if they do not already exist.

-d,  --draft

Create the pull request as a draft.


When creating a pull request from a fork, this disallows projects maintainers from being able to push to the head branch of this fork. Maintainer edits are allowed by default.


$ hub pull-request
[ opens a text editor for writing title and message ]
[ creates a pull request for the current branch ]

$ hub pull-request --base OWNER:master --head MYUSER:my-branch
[ creates a pull request with explicit base and head branches ]

$ hub pull-request --browse -m "My title"
[ creates a pull request with the given title and opens it in a browser ]

$ hub pull-request -F - --edit < path/to/message-template.md
[ further edit the title and message received on standard input ]



The maximum time to keep retrying after HTTP 422 on --push (default: 9).

See Also

hub(1), hub-merge(1), hub-checkout(1)

Referenced By

hub(1), hub-ci-status(1), hub-pr(1).

11 Feb 2024 hub version 2.14.2 hub manual