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GitHub CLI - Enhance your command line experience

Tired of switching between GitHub and Commandline

GitHub CLI - Enhance your command line experience

Here is an easier and more seamless way to work with GitHub from the command line — GitHub CLI, currently it is in beta. Millions of developers rely on GitHub for software development to make it more fun and collaborative. The tool gh brings the GitHub experience right to your terminal.


You can install GitHub CLI today on most of the Operating Systems available -

  • macOS
  • Windows
  • Linux

Install this from here

It’s available today for GitHub Team and Enterprise Cloud, but not yet available for GitHub Enterprise Server. This will have support support for Enterprise Server when it’s out of beta.

How to use?

gh currently suppports with issues and pull requests because many developers use them every day. Here are few examples provided by GitHub on how gh can improve your experience when contributing to an open source project.

  • Filter lists to your needs

    Find an open source project you want to contribute to and clone the repository. And then, to see where maintainers want community contributions, use gh to filter the issues to only show those with help-wanted labels.


  • Quickly view the details

    Find an issue describing a bug that seems like something you can fix, and use gh to quickly open it in the browser to get all the details you need to get started.


  • Create a pull request

    Create a branch, make several commits to fix the bug described in the issue, and use gh to create a pull request to share your contribution. By using GitHub CLI to create pull requests, it also automatically creates a fork when you don’t already have one, and it pushes your branch and creates your pull request to get your change merged


  • View the status of your work

    Get a quick snapshot the next morning of what happened since you created your pull request. gh shows the review and check status of your pull requests


  • Easily check out pull requests

    One of the maintainers reviewed your pull request and requested changes. You probably switched branches since then, so use gh to checkout the pull request branch. We never remember the right commands either! Make the changes, push them, and soon enough the pull request is merged—congratulations!


How to contribute to GitHub CLI

GitHub CLI is an open-source project by GitHub. From here you can contribute to this project

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