git-request-pull - Generates a summary of pending changes
git request-pull [-p] <start> <url> [<end>]
Generate a request asking your upstream project to pull changes into their tree.
The request, printed to the standard output, begins with the branch
description, summarizes the changes and indicates from where they can be
The upstream project is expected to have the commit named by
and the output asks it to integrate the changes you made
since that commit, up to the commit named by <end>
, by visiting
the repository named by <url>
Include patch text in the output.
Commit to start at. This names a commit that
is already in the upstream history.
The repository URL to be pulled from.
Commit to end at (defaults to HEAD). This
names the commit at the tip of the history you are asking to be pulled.
When the repository named by <url>
has the commit at a tip of a ref
that is different from the ref you have locally, you can use the
syntax, to have its local name, a colon
, and its remote name.
Imagine that you built your work on your master
branch on top of the
release, and want it to be integrated to the project. First you
push that change to your public repository for others to see:
git push https://git.ko.xz/project master
Then, you run this command:
git request-pull v1.0 https://git.ko.xz/project master
which will produce a request to the upstream, summarizing the changes between
release and your master
, to pull it from your public
If you pushed your change to a branch whose name is different from the one you
have locally, e.g.
git push https://git.ko.xz/project master:for-linus
then you can ask that to be pulled with
git request-pull v1.0 https://git.ko.xz/project master:for-linus
Part of the git(1)