Is it possible to create merge requests in pure Git from the command line?
I’m using a behind-firewall install of Gitorious.
I can go into the web application and create a pull request from a clone and target the master repo from which it was cloned.
I’d like to be able to do this on the command line. More specifically, I’d like to be able to open merge requests from the command line from one branch to another (rather than from clone to seed repo).
Since I’m not using Github, I can’t use Github specific tools or libraries. Is this possible?
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There is no such thing as “merge request” in git itself. So, if this would be possible, it would require Gitorious-specific tools. It’s not possible in pure git.
The answer given by svick is not correct. It is possible.
git request-pull which is part of the Git suite. Using that command line tool, you could create a pull request that could be sent per E-Mail.
origin holds a branch
master. Now you create a local bugfix branch
fix, implement the bug fix and push that
fix branch to
git push origin fix:fix
Then, you want someone to merge the changes made in the
fix branch into
master. Create the pull request with
git request-pull master origin
This will create a text formatted as follows:
The following changes since commit <SHA of master>: <commit message of SHA of mster> are available in the git repository at: <repo location> fix <User Name> (<Number of Commits>): <messages of the commits> ... <changed files> ... <file statistics>
If the merge request shall go to somebody that cannot access your repo where you pushed your changes, there’s always the opportunity of doing it with
After pushing your
fix branch to
origin (you don’t even need to do that), while being on the
fix branch create the patch using
git format-patch master..
This will create a patch file for each commit you did in
fix since branching off
master. You could bundle the generated
.patch files with
tar czf fix.tgz *.patch
and then send to someone e.g. via E-Mail to review and apply.
For the sake of completeness: applying the patches could be done with
You may use this command line tool: https://github.com/brauliobo/gitorious-merge-request
./gitorious-merge-request -e firstname.lastname@example.org -s 'test' -r '~brauliobo/noosfero/brauliobos-noosfero' -a easysafeinstall -b master -t 'noosfero/noosfero'