1. hub-pull-request(1)
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  3. hub-pull-request(1)


hub-pull-request - Create a GitHub pull request.


hub pull-request [-focp] [-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.

If multiple MESSAGE options are given, their values are concatenated as separate paragraphs.


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.

-e, --edit

Further edit the contents of FILE in a text editor before submitting.

-i, --issue ISSUE, ISSUE-URL

(Deprecated) Convert ISSUE to a 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 "[OWNER:]BRANCH" format. Defaults to the default branch (usually "master").

-h, --head HEAD

The head branch in "[OWNER:]BRANCH" format. Defaults to the current branch.

-r, --reviewer USERS

A comma-separated list of GitHub handles to request a review from.

-a, --assign USERS

A comma-separated list 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

Add a comma-separated list of labels to this pull request. Labels will be created if they don`t already exist.


$ 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).


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  2. December 2018
  3. hub-pull-request(1)