Using the GitHub CLI to review PR

The GitHub CLI has a lot of interesting functionalities. If you usually review PR in your local machine, it has a command to switch your local branch to the PR branch, so you can start reviewing it in a few seconds.

Let’s see this with an example. If you want to review this PR (#1497), you can switch to this PR with this command:

gh pr checkout 1497


  • gh is the GitHub CLI command. More info here.
  • pr is used to work with the pull requests. More info here.
  • checkout is used to check out a pull request in git. More info here.
  • 1497 is the pull request number.

Before you start using this command, you need to:

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