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GitHub is coming to the command line

GitHub CLI beta program has launched – with support for issues and pull requests

Maika Möbus
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GitHub on the command line is now available as beta version. It allows you to create pull requests, view bug details and more—directly from the CLI. The beta program of GitHub CLI is open to macOS, Windows and Linux users, and GitHub is open for feedback on improving its latest tool.

In a blog post, GitHub CLI has been announced as a beta version. Let’s see how GitHub’s new tool brings pull requests, issues and more directly to the terminal.

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Features

The beta version of the GitHub CLI, gh, offers support for issues and pull requests. GitHub has provided some examples to show when gh can be helpful.

Here’s how to create a pull request with GitHub CLI:

Source: GitHub

And this is how you can check the status of your pull requests:

Source: GitHub

Other examples show how to filter lists or view bug details.

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The beta version is available for macOS, Windows, and Linux. In a survey, you can let GitHub know how you like the new CLI.

See the blog post or the GitHub repository for further details.

Author
Maika Möbus
Maika Möbus has been an editor for Software & Support Media since January 2019. She studied Sociology at Goethe University Frankfurt and Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz.

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