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authorDarren Hart <>2012-04-05 14:24:43 -0700
committerSaul Wold <>2012-04-10 00:20:47 -0700
commit62570b7e3db44fbc3461f650abe6c4613940e068 (patch)
treedfef860d8ceae143510e132f0aef7dba3a59d814 /scripts/create-pull-request
parent1a82989345fb98becb487d270fd93a5e6dffeb47 (diff)
create-pull-request: Assume remote branch from local branch
It is common to use the same remote branch name as the local branch name. In this case, it would be nice not to have to specify the remote branch name. Make the -b argument optional and assume the remote branch is the same name as the local branch. Print a NOTE to this effect so as not to catch the user by surprise: NOTE: Assuming remote branch 'notthere', use -b to override. If the remote branch doesn't exist, a WARNING is displayed just as if the user had used -b to specify a non-existent branch: WARNING: Branch 'notthere' was not found on the contrib git tree. Please check your remote and branch parameter before sending. Signed-off-by: Darren Hart <>
Diffstat (limited to 'scripts/create-pull-request')
1 files changed, 8 insertions, 3 deletions
diff --git a/scripts/create-pull-request b/scripts/create-pull-request
index 600fa7a341..9a8913db72 100755
--- a/scripts/create-pull-request
+++ b/scripts/create-pull-request
@@ -34,8 +34,8 @@ RFC=0
usage() {
CMD=$(basename $0)
cat <<EOM
-Usage: $CMD [-h] [-o output_dir] [-m msg_body_file] [-s subject] [-r relative_to] [-i commit_id] -u remote -b branch
- -b branch Branch name in the specified remote
+Usage: $CMD [-h] [-o output_dir] [-m msg_body_file] [-s subject] [-r relative_to] [-i commit_id] -u remote [-b branch]
+ -b branch Branch name in the specified remote (default: current branch)
-c Create an RFC (Request for Comment) patch series
-h Display this help message
-i commit_id Ending commit (default: HEAD)
@@ -120,7 +120,12 @@ while getopts "b:chi:m:o:p:r:s:u:" OPT; do
-if [ -z "$BRANCH" ] || [ -z "$REMOTE_URL" ]; then
+if [ -z "$BRANCH" ]; then
+ BRANCH=$(git branch | grep -e "^\* " | cut -d' ' -f2)
+ echo "NOTE: Assuming remote branch '$BRANCH', use -b to override."
+if [ -z "$REMOTE_URL" ]; then
exit 1