Nov 18, 2021Last modified April 2, 2023
Today I found myself once again trying to run a pull request that was created in a different GitHub repository. If it was in the same repo, it would be a simple
git checkout, however because GitHub insisted on the creation of "forks" I now need to go through the extra steps of fetching that specific ref. Here's what I do:
prId and you're all set.
I picked this script up from The Lounge: https://github.com/thelounge/thelounge/blob/master/scripts/run-pr.sh. It's a more complete example if you want to start using a script like this. Notice the
shift and bash substitution (
$@) at the end of it — these allow you to pass in command-line arguments to
yarn start (or whatever your run script is).