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GitLab Cookbook

By : Jeroen van Baarsen
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GitLab Cookbook

By: Jeroen van Baarsen

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (16 chapters)
GitLab Cookbook
Credits
About the Author
About the Reviewers
www.PacktPub.com
Preface
Index

Creating your first merge request


When you're done editing code, you might want your peers to review it. Instead of mailing patches around, you can do this in a super easy way in GitLab using a merge request.

A merge request is like an issue, but it has the diff of the code change attached to it, and users can create line-by-line comments on the code.

Getting ready

To follow this recipe, you need a project in GitLab, and you need that project cloned to your local system so that you can edit some code. I'll be using the super-git project we created in a previous chapter.

How to do it…

Perform the following steps to create a merge request:

  1. Go to the project on your local machine:

    cd ~/Development/super-git/
    
  2. Make sure you're on the master branch:

    git checkout master
    
  3. Before we make any changes to the code, we want to create a new feature branch:

    git checkout -b awesome-feature
    
  4. Let's make a change to the README.md file:

    echo "Change" >> README.md
    
  5. Now, we will commit this change:

    git commit -a...