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Git subcommand to integrate with phabricator

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Install dependencies and copy or symlink executables into your $PATH

$ pip3 install -r requirements.txt
$ ln -s $PWD/git-phab ~/.local/bin/

Optionaly generate and copy or symlink manpage into your $MANPATH

$ a2x --doctype manpage --format manpage git-phab.txt
$ ln -s $PWD/git-phab.1 ~/.local/share/man/man1/

Optionaly enable bash completion:

$ sudo activate-global-python-argcomplete3

And add this in your ~/.bash_completion:

function _git_phab()
  COMP_WORDS=(git-phab ${COMP_WORDS[@]:2})
  COMP_LINE=${COMP_LINE/git phab/git-phab}
  _python_argcomplete_global git-phab


See requirements.txt


Git subcommand to integrate with phabricator.


First, specify a personal remote repository where to push WIP branches:

$ git config phab.remote xclaesse

Make sure the fetch URL of the repository can be accessed by the reviewers. For example if your remote is called github:

$ git remote show github | grep URL
  Fetch URL:
  Push  URL:
$ git remote set-url github
$ git remote set-url --push github
$ git remote show github | grep URL
  Fetch URL:
  Push  URL:

Before starting your work, create a branch:

$ git checkout -b fix-bugs origin/master
Branch fix-bugs set up to track remote branch master from origin.
Switched to a new branch 'fix-bugs'

Note that is it important to set the tracking remote branch, git-phab will use it to set the default commit range to attach.

Now fix your bugs…

When the branch is ready for review, attach it (requesting the creation of a new task):

$ git phab attach --task
Using revision range 'origin/master..'
a3beba9 — Not attached — Truncate all_commits when filtering already proposed commits
Attach above commits and create a new task? [yn] y
Push HEAD to xclaesse/wip/phab/T3436-fix-bugs? [yn] y
Create and checkout a new branch called: T3436-fix-bugs? [yn] y

New: task T3436
New: 66b48b9 — D483 — Truncate all_commits when filtering already proposed commits
Branch pushed to xclaesse/wip/phab/T3436-fix-bugs
Branch T3436-fix-bugs created and checked out

Note that the current branch name wasn’t starting with a task ID, so it proposed to create a new one. If you already had a task for it, just pass --task option. But it created a new branch prefixed with the task ID so future git-phab commands will know which task this branch refers to:

$ git branch
* T3436-fix-bugs

When your commits have been accepted, merge them:

$ git checkout master
$ git merge T3436-fix-bugs
$ git phab land
66b48b9 — D483 Accepted — Truncate all_commits when filtering already proposed commits
Do you want to push above commits? [yn] y
Do you want to close 'T3436'? [yn] y

You can now cleanup your branches:

$ git phab clean
Task 'T3436' has been closed, do you want to delete branch 'T3436-fix-bugs'? [yn] y
  -> Branch T3436-fix-bugs was deleted
Task 'T3436' has been closed, do you want to delete branch 'xclaesse/wip/phab/T3436-fix-a-bug'? [yn] y
  -> Branch xclaesse/wip/phab/T3436-fix-a-bug was deleted


First of all, you need to add an .arcconfig to your project repository. This file is the same one as used by arcanist and you should follow their ‘Configuring a New Project’ documentation to set write the configuration file.

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