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· willybarro
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Creating patch from GitHub pull request

Have you ever needed to generate a patch file from a GitHub pull request? If you answered YES, you'll enjoy this little hidden feature.

Every pull-request on GH can be downloaded as a beautiful mail-patch, just by appending ".patch" to the pr URL.

E.g., from:
https://github.com/php/php-src/pull/296

To:
https://github.com/php/php-src/pull/296.patch

This will generate a mail-formatted patch file, that is a little different from an usual patch file: It has e-mail metadata.

After downloaded, apply the result patch using:
$ git am 296.patch

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THANK YOU! You made my day

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Thanks! That's exactly what I was looking for!

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Thank you! That worked great!

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Just what I needed today, thank you!

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Thank you. What's the difference between git am file.patch and git apply file.patch in this context?

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