gh pr create

Create a pull request


Create a pull request on GitHub.

When the current branch isn't fully pushed to a git remote, a prompt will ask where to push the branch and offer an option to fork the base repository. Use --head to explicitly skip any forking or pushing behavior.

A prompt will also ask for the title and the body of the pull request. Use --title and --body to skip this, or use --fill to autofill these values from git commits.

Link an issue to the pull request by referencing the issue in the body of the pull request. If the body text mentions Fixes #123 or Closes #123, the referenced issue will automatically get closed when the pull request gets merged.

By default, users with write access to the base repository can push new commits to the head branch of the pull request. Disable this with --no-maintainer-edit.

gh pr create [flags]


$ gh pr create --title "The bug is fixed" --body "Everything works again"
$ gh pr create --reviewer monalisa,hubot  --reviewer myorg/team-name
$ gh pr create --project "Roadmap"
$ gh pr create --base develop --head monalisa:feature


  -a, --assignee login       Assign people by their login. Use "@me" to self-assign.
  -B, --base branch          The branch into which you want your code merged
  -b, --body string          Body for the pull request
  -F, --body-file file       Read body text from file
  -d, --draft                Mark pull request as a draft
  -f, --fill                 Do not prompt for title/body and just use commit info
  -H, --head branch          The branch that contains commits for your pull request (default: current branch)
  -l, --label name           Add labels by name
  -m, --milestone name       Add the pull request to a milestone by name
      --no-maintainer-edit   Disable maintainer's ability to modify pull request
  -p, --project name         Add the pull request to projects by name
      --recover string       Recover input from a failed run of create
  -r, --reviewer handle      Request reviews from people or teams by their handle
  -t, --title string         Title for the pull request
  -w, --web                  Open the web browser to create a pull request

Options inherited from parent commands

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

In use


# Create a pull request interactively
~/Projects/my-project$ gh pr create
Creating pull request for feature-branch into main in owner/repo
? Title My new pull request
? Body [(e) to launch nano, enter to skip]

With flags

# Create a pull request using flags
~/Projects/my-project$ gh pr create --title "Pull request title" --body "Pull request body"

In the browser

// Quickly navigate to the pull request creation page
~/Projects/my-project$ gh pr create --web
Opening in your browser.

Working with forks

This command will automatically create a fork for you if you're in a repository that you don't have permission to push to.