gh pr checkout

Check out a pull request in Git

Synopsis

Check out a pull request in Git

gh pr checkout {<number> | <url> | <branch>} [flags]

Options inherited from parent commands

      --help              Show help for command
  -R, --repo OWNER/REPO   Select another repository using the OWNER/REPO format

Examples in use

Using pull request number

You can check out any pull request, including from forks, in a repository using its pull request number

// Checking out a pull request locally
~/Projects/my-project$ gh pr checkout 12
remote: Enumerating objects: 66, done.
remote: Counting objects: 100% (66/66), done.
remote: Total 83 (delta 66), reused 66 (delta 66), pack-reused 17
Unpacking objects: 100% (83/83), done.
From https://github.com/owner/repo
 * [new ref]             refs/pull/8896/head -> patch-2
M       README.md
Switched to branch 'patch-2'

~/Projects/my-project$

Using other selectors

You can also use URLs and branch names to checkout pull requests.

// Checking out a pull request locally
~/Projects/my-project$ gh pr checkout branch-name
Switched to branch 'branch-name'
Your branch is up to date with 'origin/branch-name'.
Already up to date.

~/Projects/my-project$