Hello everybody!

I found a very useful tip on using pull requests: Checkout github pull requests locally

I quoted:

Locate the section for your github remote in the .git/config file. It looks like this:

 [remote "origin"]
        fetch = +refs/heads/*:refs/remotes/origin/*
        url = git@github.com:joyent/node.git
 

Now add the line fetch = +refs/pull/*/head:refs/remotes/origin/pr/* to this section. Obviously, change the github url to match your project's URL. It ends up looking like this:

 [remote "origin"]
        fetch = +refs/heads/*:refs/remotes/origin/*
        url = git@github.com:joyent/node.git
        fetch = +refs/pull/*/head:refs/remotes/origin/pr/*
 

Now fetch all the pull requests:

 $ git fetch origin
 From github.com:joyent/node
  * [new ref]         refs/pull/1000/head -> origin/pr/1000
  * [new ref]         refs/pull/1002/head -> origin/pr/1002
  * [new ref]         refs/pull/1004/head -> origin/pr/1004
  * [new ref]         refs/pull/1009/head -> origin/pr/1009
 ...
 

To check out a particular pull request:

 $ git checkout pr/999
 Branch pr/999 set up to track remote branch pr/999 from origin.
 Switched to a new branch 'pr/999'
 

Warning: the size of the repository will increase significantly in the occupied space!

I would be happy if it is useful to someone.

And how do you use git?

2017-07-15 08:11:49