When I “git push” git now says “Create pull request for …”. Why?
I am making changes to a project in a branch that, so far, is known to no one else but me. However, starting recently, when I
git push to this project, I now receive this as part of the response:
remote: Create pull request for <<my branch>>: remote: https://bitbucket.org/...
I have no idea why Git is giving me this message, which I have never seen before.
Even if I delete the remote branch (with “
git push origin :<<my branch>>” I now still get this message! (I successfully deleted the branch on the remote, but the message remains)
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Note: These messages can be disabled now. See Jake’s answer. Read along my answer for the technical explanation.
Everything that is prefixed by
remote: has been sent by the receiving script1 on the server. Bitbucket probably wants to make it easier for you to create a pull request.
1 Example of such a
post-receive hook using
echo to send a message to the user as explained in the link above. It will be called once all the pushed data is completely saved on the server:
Both standard output and standard error output are forwarded to git send-pack on the other end, so you can simply echo messages for the user.
On the server:
firstname.lastname@example.org:~/stackoverflow.git/hooks$ cat post-receive #!/bin/bash echo "This is an example of a git hook running at the server"
On the client:
$ git push email@example.com:stackoverflow.git master:master Counting objects: 1, done. Writing objects: 100% (1/1), 187 bytes | 0 bytes/s, done. Total 1 (delta 0), reused 0 (delta 0) remote: This is an example of a git hook running at the server To firstname.lastname@example.org:stackoverflow.git 4751391..01882eb master -> master
I think TimWolla is right, but I just wanted to add this post from Atlassian, which clarifies Atlassian’s policy:
In Stash 3.3, a feature was added to display a message to users in the terminal with a link to create a pull request when a new branch or branch with no pull requests is pushed. This guide will explain how to turn this feature off.
remote: remote: Create pull request for ABC-123-fix-bug: remote: http://localhost:7990/projects/PROJ/repos/REPO/compare/commits?sourceBranch=refs/heads/ABC-123-fix-bug remote:
Currently this feature can only be turned on or off globally. […]
To turn this feature off, do the following:
- Navigate to the ‘Manage add-ons’ section of the Stash admin screens
- Select ‘System’ from the dropdown
- Search for ‘Bundled Hooks’ expand it and its modules
- Find the ‘print-branch-links-hook’ module, click Disable
TimWolla provided the full explanation, but here is how to get it fixed in the long term: Provide your feedback on this support ticket to show that you share the frustration expressed by other users over this issue.
UPDATE: As of 2016-09-27 this is no longer an issue and Atlassian has provided an official response on the matter.
Here are the instructions for disabling these messages:
- Log into BitBucket with your browser.
- Click on your user icon on the top-right corner of the window.
- Go to
- Uncheck “Enable console messages.”
- Press the “Update” button below.