How to force a pull request (and merge) in git?

by cali_green , in category: Third Party Scripts , 6 months ago

How to force a pull request (and merge) in git?

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by cortez.connelly , 6 months ago


To force a pull request and merge in Git, you can follow these steps:

  1. Clone the Git repository locally using the git clone command: git clone
  2. Navigate to the repository's directory: cd
  3. Create and checkout a new branch with a meaningful name for your pull request: git checkout -b
  4. Make the necessary changes to the codebase, commit them, and push the branch to the remote repository: git add . git commit -m "Your commit message" git push origin
  5. On the remote repository (e.g., GitHub, GitLab, Bitbucket), go to the repository's website.
  6. Locate the branch you pushed and want to create a pull request from.
  7. Click on the "New pull request" or similar button to create a new pull request.
  8. Set the base branch as the target branch (usually master or main), and the compare branch as your branch (the one you pushed).
  9. Before submitting the pull request, click on the option to "Allow edits from maintainers" or similar, depending on the platform. It allows maintainers to modify your changes.
  10. Submit the pull request.
  11. Once the pull request is created, go to the "Files changed" tab, and you should see an option to "Merge pull request."
  12. Click on the "Merge pull request" button and confirm the merge.

By following these steps, you can force a pull request and merge your changes into the target branch.