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CLI changelog
See the history of changes for the Graphite CLI.

Stable: 1.3.10

Beta: 1.4.1

Alpha: 1.4.1

  • Added a --trunk/-t to gt checkout to switch to the current trunk

  • Fixed bug where gt sync would try to update a trunk you don't have configured

  • Fixed bug in gt demo that incorrectly created a "-p" directory to run the demo in

  • Updated gt init --reset to also reset PR metadata

  • Reduced the maximum number of parallel git calls in order to reduce spawn errors


  • This version of the Graphite CLI adds support for working on multiple trunks that will be rolled out over the coming weeks via a server-side feature flag.

    • If you'd like to be included in the initial rollout of these changes, please let us know in the #cli-beta channel on our Community Slack. Since we are using a server-side feature flag, updating to 1.4.0 alone will not enable the new behavior.

  • Major changes to the internal gt data model to support having multiple trunks at once

  • Added new gt config repository options to:

    • Add an additional trunk

    • Remove additional trunks

    • Configure a local trunk to open all PRs against a different target trunk, supporting workflows where users work locally off a descendant of their remote trunk

  • Updated gt trunk to print out the current trunk name instead of checkout the trunk

  • Added a --all option to gt trunk to print out all the configured trunks

  • Added a --all option to gt log to show all branches across all configured trunks

  • Added a --all option to gt checkout to show all branches across all configured trunks in the interactive selector

  • Added a --all option to gt move to show all branches across all configured trunks in the interactive selector

  • Added a --all option to gt sync to pull all configured trunks and sync all branches across all these trunks. By default only syncs the current trunk branches.

  • Added a --target-trunk option to gt submit to define what trunk to open PRs against on remote.

  • Updated gt sync and gt submit to handle cases where a merged PR's merge commit is not actually included in the up-to-date trunk

  • Updated gt init to reset gt back to single trunk, warning the user if they have multiple trunks currently configured

  • Fixed a bug during command initialization that caused the CLI to hang infinitely


  • Updated gt squash to no-op when there are no commits to squash or only a single commit

  • Updated all prompt suggestions to support fuzzy searching branches


  • Updated gt demo to initialize Graphite automatically if the current repo has not yet been initialized


  • Updated gt absorb to print the number of hunks that were not absorbed

  • Updated gt log to not show updated remotely since it does not respect the new sync changes

  • Fixed bug where gt sync would always ask to reconcile when there were local changes


  • Updated `gt modify` to print out conflicts when it cannot restack cleanly

  • Added better error handling in gt sync/get for server-side errors

  • Fixed more cases of the bug where local version was being overwritten by remote even when user selected no from prompt.

  • Fixed bug where remote tracking errors would cause commands to fail completely

  • Fixed bug where staged changes were incorrectly detected because of a stale index cache


  • Updated gt feedback to not require to be run in a repo

  • Fixed bug where a command could trigger thousands of parallel git commands at once causing spawn issues

  • Fixed bug where gt get would try to checkout a branch that was just deleted


  • Updated gt modify to leave descendants in an unrestacked state when there are conflicts.

  • Updated gt split behavior to skip git hooks.

  • Fixed bug where local version was being overwritten by remote even when user selected no from prompt.

  • Fixed bug where remote rebase-only changes were not reconciled during gt sync.

  • Fixed bug where staged changes were incorrectly detected as unstaged.

  • Fixed bug where files changed in parent directories were not detected.

  • Fixed bug where children of split branches were not being tracked.

  • Fixed bug where pre-push hooks were not being run from the repo root.

  • Removed references to deprecated command names.


  • Fixed multiple issues with the new versions of gt get, gt sync, and gt submit. The new versions will be rolled back out with this release.

  • Fixed an issue where post-checkout hooks were swallowed, resulting in issues when interactive scripts are used.

  • Fixed some typos in command output.

  • gt demo now skips all Git hooks (with an implicit global --no-verify).

  • gt sync no longer prints out Restacking branches if there are no branches to restack.

  • Added details about troubleshooting to gt --help.


  • Fixed an issue where gt submit could fail in certain cases due to the format of a Git remote URL.

  • Fixed an issue where the wrong branch name was referenced by gt move's prompt.

  • Fixed an issue where gt absorb could fail in certain environments.

  • Fixed an issue where gt log short could incorrectly show a branch as "updated remotely" when it was not.

  • Added interactivity to gt feedback.


  • Fixed a bug where gt submit would hang in certain cases.


  • Updated gt submit to match the new behavior of gt sync and gt get.

  • gt submit now skips branches with no commits between head and base and their descendants, instead of failing outright (GitHub does not allow PRs with no commits).

  • gt submit now prompts to restack if the --restack flag is not passed and it would fail without restacking.

  • Fixed a bug where gt submit would restack in certain cases when the --restack flag was not passed.

  • Fixed a bug where gt submit was not prompting to choose between pasting template/commit messages and editing them.

  • Fixed a bug where legacy scoped submit commands were not enforcing that branches be restacked before submitting.

  • Deleting branches in gt sync, gt get, gt submit, or with gt delete now prints the SHA the branch was at before deletion like Git, as there is no reflog for deleted branches.

  • Added better error messaging for the new version of gt sync when unauthed.

  • Fixed a bug where commands that open a URL would fail if xdg-open was not installed, instead of printing the URL to the terminal.

  • Fixed a bug where gt get would not set up the remote-tracking branch properly.

  • Fixed a bug in the new version of gt get and gt sync where branches would not get newly associated with PRs.

  • Fixed a typo in gt absorb.


  • This version of the Graphite CLI includes a significant update to gt sync and gt get that will be rolled out over the coming weeks via a server-side feature flag.

  • The primary goal of these changes is to improve the experience of syncing remote changes to your local branches, ensuring that flows like collaborating on a stack or applying suggested edits to a PR are seamless and reliable.

  • Notably, gt sync now syncs all branches, where previously it just synced trunk. This brings it closer to the behavior of gt get.

  • Conversely, gt get with no argument passed is essentially "gt sync for the currently checked out stack."

  • The full behavior is:

  1. Update the trunk branch to match remote

  2. Clean up branches associated with merged or closed PRs

  3. Sync any remote changes to local branches

  4. Restack branches as needed

  • If you'd like to be included in the initial rollout of these changes, please let us know in the #cli-beta channel on our Community Slack. Since we are using a server-side feature flag, updating to 1.3.0 alone will not enable the new behavior.

  • The changes are largely based on your feedback, and we're excited to see how they improve your experience with Graphite. THANK YOU!

  • gt create now applies the branch prefix to branch names passed in directly (e.g. gt create branch-name with a prefix of prefix/ will yield a branch called prefix/branch-name). This behavior can be disabled in gt config. If the branch name already begins with the prefix, it will not be added again.

  • Graphite now sets the environment variable GT to 1, which can be checked by subprocesses like an editor or Git hook to determine if they are being run from Graphite.

  • Fixed a bug where gt absorb would fail if the git config to detect copies in diffs was enabled.

  • Fixed a bug where gt split --by-hunk would leave the user in a detached state if interrupted.

  • If no changes are staged in a step of gt split --by-hunk, it will now prompt to stage changes again instead of exiting with an error.

  • Slightly updated help text and error messages for gt fold.


  • Fixed a segfault issue caused by a dependency.


  • Added support for `gt demo` to use a temporary repository if run from outside of a repository.

  • Added support for `gt demo` to be run without authenticating the CLI.

  • Fixed an issue where tab autocompletion did not work inside of `gt demo`.

  • Added support for `gt create` to use AI to populate commit message and branch name. This will be rolled out via a server-side feature flag over the coming weeks.


  • By default, gt create will now replace slashes in commit messages when inferring branch names, and will convert uppercase letters to lowercase. Both of these new behaviors can be disabled in `gt config`.

  • Added individual --edit-title and --edit-description flags to gt submit to allow for editing the PR title and body, respectively. --no-edit-title and --no-edit-description can be used to skip the prompts for each. Note that --edit and --no-edit will still work as before.

  • Added support for gt submit to use AI to populate PR titles and description. This will be rolled out via a server-side feature flag over the coming weeks.

  • When creating new PRs, gt submit will continue to a web browser to edit PR metadata. --cli can be passed to use the CLI flow.

  • Added a setting to gt config to toggle the above behavior: i.e., use the CLI instead of web by default. In that case, `--web` can be passed to use the web flow.

  • Fixed an issue resulting in certain commands failing when using a YubiKey-protected SSH key.

  • Fixed an issue where gt demo would not work on Windows.

  • Debug logs are now always written, even when the --debug flag is not passed.

  • The --debug flag now logs to the terminal as well as to a file.

  • gt feedback <message> --with-debug-context now sends our engineers all debug logs from the past 24 hours.


  • Adjusted the set of branches that might be included in the new prompt to update upstack branches.

  • Fixed an issue where staged changes could be discarded inadvertently during a gt sync.

  • Fixed an issue where gt demo would fail on Windows.

  • Added an NPM postinstall script to ensure NodeJS version compatibility.


  • gt submit now prompts to update upstack branches with open PRs when run from a mid-stack branch.

  • gt submit is now able to detect when GitHub/Graphite sync is not enabled for a repository. We'll be rolling out the check for this over the coming weeks.

  • A warning is now displayed when branches diverge from Graphite's tracking, and a new flow has been added to gt track to remediate diverged branches.

  • gt log is now sorted stably.

  • Fixed the gt sq alias for gt squash.

  • Fixed an issue where gt submit would fail (before submitting upstack branches) if run from a merged branch.

  • Fixed an issue where gt submit would fail if a pre-push hook had spaces in its path.

  • Ensured better error messaging for various commands when a rebase is in progress.

  • Removed the --show-delete-progress flag of gt submit.


Fixed an issue where gt submit would fail in repositories using git-lfs.


  • Adjusted some copy in gt absorb.

  • Fixed an issue where gt absorb only worked when run from the root of a repository.

  • Fixed an issue where aborting a gt create could leave you in a detached state.

  • Added protections against creating server-side PR dependency cycles.


  • Fixed an issue where the gt ab alias for absorb wasn't recognized.

  • Fixed an issue where gt absorb --patch hung instead of opening the patch selector.

  • Fixed an issue where invalid Graphite metadata would prevent any command from being run.


  • Introduced gt absorb, which automatically amends staged changes to commits in your stack.

  • You can now select which PR template will be used by default in gt config.

  • gt checkout - now selects the last branch that was checked out, just like Git.

  • gt sync now denotes the currently checked out branch when it was unable to restack it cleanly.

  • Added clearer messaging for the action needed to avoid detected merge conflicts on submit.

  • Fixed an issue where pressing Escape in an interactive prompt selected the current option.

  • Fixed an issue where GitHub pull request templates with extensions other than .txt and .md were not detected.

  • Fixed an issue where invalid/expired auth on gt get resulted in an unclear error message.

  • Fixed an issue where gt get would not work for stacked branches if using a YubiKey-protected SSH key.

  • Fixed an issue where gt track would display remote-tracking branches as potential parents.


  • Fixed bug in create and modify where we showed --update as an option when there were only unstaged changes (now we only show --all and --patch).

  • We now show --patch as an option for create and modify even when there are only untracked changes.

  • Added interface to let users pick untracked files to track in --patch mode (in create and modify).

  • Improved error messaging for gt get for when we can't find a PR for the requested branch.

  • Updated gt get <trunk> functionality to checkout the trunk branch.

  • Improved error messaging for when a user tries to fold a branch into main.

  • Added an example to gt fold --help.

  • Fixed bug where gt rename could cause branches to become untracked.

  • Added support for pre-push git hook.


  • Added an alias gt --help --all, which is equivalent to gt --help --all-commands.


  • Added an option to change the trunk branch name in gt config.

  • Removed prompt to submit on web when the --no-edit flag is passed to gt submit.

  • Updated gt --help --all-commands.

  • Added gt completion to gt --help --all.


  • Fixed a bug where `gt demo` would error out once the user attempts to run `gt create`.


  • Fixed a bug where gt submit would unnecessarily prompt that the branch would conflict with remote.


  • Added new gt demo feature which interactively teaches you how to use gt to create pull requests and stacks.

    • Run gt demo pull-request from any repo to create a sample PR.

    • Run gt demo stack from any repo to create a sample stack of PRs.

  • Made improvements to gt help --all-commands

    • Organized the commands into sections, for better scanning & readability

    • Updated each command description to be shorter on this help page, for better readability

    • Added docs links to the bottom of the help output

    • Configured wrap width of the output to be more responsive to your terminal size

    • Colorized anything in backticks in the help output

  • Fixed error messaging in gt pr to show the branch name when we couldn't find an open PR for the current branch

  • Fixed the copy in gt guide workflow based on community feedback.

  • Fixed gt merge to correctly handle the case when a branch is locked.

  • Fixed a bug with gt get where it was not correctly checking out the branch after syncing it


  • Improved error messaging when config file is invalid.

  • Updated gt submit behavior when upstack branches have merged.

  • Added gt interactive command to open the Graphite Interactive extension.

  • Updated gt auth to print more information about the user's auth status.

  • Fixed an issue where gt track would hang if no parent was explicitly passed to the command.


  • Fixed bug where "needs restack" was not printing out in gt log short.


  • Updated gt --help to be an overview of gt and the Graphite workflow.

  • Moved the previous command help reference to gt --help --all-commands.

  • Added an inline CLI guide to the Graphite workflow, available underneath `gt guide workflow`.


  • Fixed bug where aliases were not respected.

  • Added retry when fetching branch from remote fails.


  • Updated the gt submit --draft flag to only no longer convert already published PRs back to drafts.

  • Added support for team reviewers. Team reviewers can either be specified using gt submit --team-reviewers slug or through gt submit --reviewers org/slug.

  • Added output to log short when a branch needs to be fetched from remote (using gt get).

  • Added output after gt checkout specifying whether a branch needs to be submitted, fetched, or restacked.

  • Removed a reference to legacy command names.


  • Improved how PR descriptions are persisted across aborted submit runs.

  • Modified version prompting so users are only asked to upgrade their CLIs once per day.

  • Fixed a bug in remote changes detection.


  • Added an --update option for create and modify that stages changes to all already-tracked files.

  • Added support for gt get <pr-number>.

  • Added a --comment flag to submit which will add a comment with the provided text to the submitted PR.

  • Added additional debugging information to the output file of the --debug flag.

  • Fixed a bug where the incorrect version number was displayed after running gt get for a remote branch


  • Added gt aliases --legacy command to automatically add all of the old shortcuts to your aliases configuration.

  • Added ability to navigate through prompts using ctrl+n and ctrl+p.

  • Updated submit description behavior to include commit messages if no default template exists.

  • Updated how we detect if there are remote changes to a PR that need to be resolved.

  • Fixed a bug where local state could become corrupt after switching trunk branch.

  • Fixed a bug where we were syncing information for untracked branches.

  • Fixed incorrect restack deprecation warning.


  • Updated the default behavior on gt submit to not restack branches.

  • Added an optional --restack flag to gt submit.

  • Always prompt on gt submit if the branch will have conflicts with main.


  • Fixed a stray line of output in gt create.

  • Fixed an issue where syncing PR data from remote could set the wrong parent.


  • Updated --help output to be more consistent and more helpful.

  • Added a new command gt aliases to open up the alias file in your editor.

  • Now removes ~/.graphite_user_config once your configuration has been moved to the new location to reduce confusion.

  • gt submit now opens the PR in your browser if you pass the --view flag.

  • gt rename now prompts instead of immediately failing if you don't pass --force when required.

  • gt up interactive selection now prompts you a single time instead of at each level (similar to the top change from v1.0.2).

  • Fixed the gt pr command.

  • Fixed a bug where no error message was printed when you try to create a branch with an invalid or existing name.

  • Updated branch naming validation to more closely match the Git specification. Please let us know if you see any inconsistencies.


  • Fixed an issue where restacking did not respect the commit.gpgSign configuration value.

  • Fixed an issue where create with just a branch name incorrectly failed to execute.

  • Fixed an issue where the git --version check failed on Windows (and likely certain other git distributions).


  • gt top interactive selection now offers which tip to travel to instead of prompting at each intermediate step. We'll be porting the same behavior to gt up soon.- The --debug flag now logs to a file instead of stdout.- Clearer error messaging for outdated Git version.

  • Fixed a bug where gt sync could reset the index and working tree, and improved error handling in similar cases with uncommitted changes.- Fixed the error messge when running a deprecated command to print the correct alias file location.


  • Fixed a bug where gt submit --stack did not work from the trunk branch.


Renaming and configuration

  • All commands that fell under branch, stack, upstack, downstack, repo, and user have been renamed to drop the noun. Old command names still work, but will be removed in an upcoming version.

  • The full list of commands is available in gt --help or at https://graphite.dev/docs/graphite-cli-v1-command-names.

  • Graphite now supports custom aliasing for any command via ~/.config/graphite/aliases (or $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/graphite/aliases).

  • A preset to copy into this file to keep the old short command names is found at https://graphite.dev/docs/legacy-alias-preset.

  • All Graphite configuration now lives in the interactive gt config command.

  • Graphite's user-level configuration files are now XDG Base Directory Specification compliant, or stored in ~/.config/graphite by default.

gt create

  • gt create is the new command to create a Graphite branch (formerly branch create)

  • gt create now supports inferring a branch name from the commit editor, which means it is now possible to run it with no arguments.

  • If you have unstaged changes and no staged changes when running gt create, you are now asked whether you'd like to stage and commit them as part of the new branch.

gt modify

  • gt modify is the new command to modify a Graphite branch (formerly gt commit amend/gt commit create).

  • The default behavior is to amend the current commit on the branch, unless the branch has no commits or --commit is passed.

  • When amending a commit, the editor is not opened by default unless -e/--edit is passed.

  • If you have unstaged changes and no staged changes when running gt amend, you are now asked whether you'd like to stage them before running the amend or commit operation.

  • gt branch edit has been moved to gt modify --interactive-rebase

gt sync

  • gt sync is the new command to update your trunk branch, clean up merged branches, and restack most branches in your repo.

  • gt sync now restacks all branches by default (no longer need -r).

  • If any branch has conflicts with its parent branch, instead of launching you into a conflict resolution, sync will print out the list of conflicting branches so that you can run gt restack on them.

gt submit

  • gt submit is the new command to push branches to GitHub and create stacked PRs for them.

  • gt submit submits the currently checked out branch and its ancestors (dependent branches) by default.

  • gt ss is included in the alias file by default as an alias for gt submit --stack, which replicates the behavior of the old gt stack submit

  • gt submit now handles cases where branches in your stack have merged or been updated remotely, as long as there are no rebase conflicts to resolve. This includes both incorporating remote changes and removing merged branches from the stack.

  • gt submit now ensures that your branches are restacked instead of failing when they aren't.

Entirely new commands

  • gt pop to delete the current branch and check out its parent without modifying the working tree. Can't be run if the current branch has children.

  • gt trunk to navigate directly to your trunk branch.

  • gt parent to print out the raw parent of the branch (for scripting).

  • gt children to print out the raw children of the branch, line by line (for scripting).

  • gt revert (experimental) to create a branch that reverts a commit in your trunk branch.

Other changes

  • Added a new --stat flag to gt info that prints out a diffstat instead of a full diff. Compatible with either --diff or --patch.

  • gt create --insert now asks which siblings should be moved onto the new branch if there are more than one of them.

  • Performance improvements.

Bug fixes

  • Fixed a bug where stray output was printed while completing command names.

  • Fixed an issue where a single optional PR template was interpreted as required PR template.

  • Fixed a bug where branch prefixes could not end with a slash.

  • Fixed a bug where split --hunk would not work for branches that added new files.

  • Fixed a bug where the branches created by split were all based on the parent of the split branch instead of being stacked correctly.

  • Fixed a bug where the --patch flag to create and modify did not include new files.

Notes

  • The test command has been temporarily removed due to persistent bugginess, but will be added back when we have time to dedicate to making it work well. For now, one option is to script using the new gt children and gt parent commands, which should handle most use cases.

  • We are still working on further improvements to sync and would love your feedback in this area!

  • We'd also love to hear about how we can make revert work best for you!

  • As of the release of this version, certain parts of the web app and docs may still reference the old command names. We're updating those places as you read this!


  • Added autocomplete support for the renamed commands.

  • Fixed a bug in get when the PR does not exist locally.


  • Introduced an environment variable to preview the command rename and custom aliasing system that will be released next week as Graphite CLI v1.  For more details, see https://graphite.dev/docs/graphite-cli-v1-command-names.

  • Introduced a new interactive command gt config which covers all user- and repo-level configurations. The gt user and gt repo top-level commands will be deprecated in an upcoming release.

  • checkout now prompts to sync when the branch's PR has been merged.

  • get no longer fetches branches for merged PRs.

  • Fixed a bug where having the VSCode extension open while restacking could corrupt cached stack data.

  • Fixed a bug where restacks would get stuck in a confusing/corrupt state due to concurrent git processes (i.e. VSCode extesnion).

  • Fixed a bug where an git range-diff failure could block submit.


  • Fixed a bug where users with a Yubikey-protected SSH key were unable to sync.

  • Fixed a bug where an uncaught IPC exception would appear after running a command.


  • Fixed a bug where the wrong version could be shown in gt log.

  • Fixed a bug where get didn't work to fetch new branches.

  • Cleaned up a suggestion to run submit --force

  • Removed the interactive portion at the end of init for branch tracking (hint about track is still shown).

  • GT_RENAME flag now displays the correct command names in suggestions.


  • You guessed it -- more performance improvements!

  • submit commands now automatically pull in changes from remote and rebase on top of them when your local changes don't conflict with them.

  • downstack get now shows which version of the PR has been fetched.

  • gt log now shows the last submitted version of each PR, as well as whether you need to `submit` or `get`.

  • branch checkout now informs you if you need to get.

  • Fixed an issue where branch checkout --patch failed with an incorrect error message.

  • Fixed an issue where downstack get failed with an incorrect error message.

  • Fixed some issues with inconsistent failures in get

  • Added an experimental graphite_aliases file (see below)

We are currently in the process of renaming all Graphite commands. This version is the first one with the full set of renamed commands implemented. If you'd like to try out this new command surface, you can add "export GT_RENAME=1" to your shell configuration file (e.g. ~/.zshrc) to be warned when you run a renamed command and what the new name is. It may be unstable and is primarily meant for employee testing purposes until further notice. There is no overlap between the old set of commands and the new set.  For more information, see https://www.notion.so/withgraphite/Proposal-for-Graphite-CLI-changes-400d068c7c8546fcbc90b5573e6f27e9?pvs=4.

The cool part is that turning this configuration on allows you to set custom aliases via the ~/.graphite_aliases file, which we know some of you have been asking us about for quite a while!


  • More performance improvements!

  • Fixed an issue where mangled output was displayed in gt user editor.

  • Fixed an issue where downstack merge didn't exit if the PR was already merging/merged.

  • Fixed an issue where downstack get did not work.


  • More performance improvements!

  • Added a clearer warning about Node.js version compatibility for npm installs.

  • Fixed an issue where --force in submit was not respected.

  • Building on a change from 0.22.1, downstack get now automatically pulls in changes from GitHub if the local state of the branch matches a submitted version of the branch's open pull request, **even if rebased**.

  • submit now prompts for a downstack get in cases where there are remote changes that need to be synced.


  • Many small performance improvements!

  • Added a --rerequest-review flag to submit commands that rerequests review from anyone who has reviewed the PR.

  • submit is now blocked by an ongoing rebase.

  • --quiet is now respected by underlying git commit calls.


  • Fixed a bug where prNumber was incorrectly displayed in the gt log output instead of the actual PR number.

  • downstack get now automatically pulls in changes from GitHub if the local state of the branch matches a submitted version of the branch's open pull request.

  • submit commands now suggest running downstack get when the above situation is detected.

  • YubiKey prompting for SSH is now moved behind a config, in order to address some bugs that passing through the YubiKey prompt introduced.  If you are using a YubiKey to authenticate with GitHub, you can enable this config with gt user yubikey --enable.

  • Added a global --cwd flag to run any Graphite command in a directory other than the one it is initiated from.


  • Added a new gt downstack merge command to merge stacks and PRs directly from the CLI.

  • submit commands now display code updates and metadata updates as two different statuses in the list of updates.



  • We had a few versions' worth of iterating on internal issues and the new release process from our monorepo, thanks for bearing with us!


  • We pushed a few patch versions to npm and brew between 0.20.24 and now, but there were no major changes in any of them, so they are not listed in the changelog.

  • gt log now shows the PR's overall status (consistent with Graphite app; takes stacks into account).

  • Added a new -m flag to submit commands that enables "merge when ready" on the Graphite app, merging the PR if it is already ready to be merged.

  • Added a new option --exclude-templates to gt user submit-body which specifies that the PR template should not be included in the default PR description when --include-commit-messages is enabled.

  • Fixed a few long-standing performance issues that affected all commands, most noticeably shorter-running ones.

  • Fixed an issue where the Yubikey prompt shown by git commands was not being diplayed.

  • Fixed an issue where the `branch track` command was missing.


  • Added the request ID to HTTP error message output for better user issue debugging


  • No changes, had to bump a new version to get around accidentally pushing v0.20.19 to npm as v0.20.20


  • gt dash commands now use the app URL from the user's profile when passing links to open.


  • When editing a PR description, the temporary file is now named GRAPHITE_PR_DESCRIPTION.md. This allows for Markdown syntax highlighting, and also adding additional editor config by specifically targeting this file name.


  • Fixed a bug where gt changelog was broken for the binary version of the CLI (e.g. installed via brew).

  • Fixed a bug where gt branch edit was accidentally removed from the CLI. Thank you @vampire!

  • Added fish completion support via gt fish >> ~/.config/fish/completions/gt.fish! Thank you @szamanr!


  • This should fix the npm install issues!


  • Fixed a bug where repo sync attempts to delete branches that were never associated with a PR.


  • Add setting trunk to remote version if it cannot be fast-forwarded.


  • Add --always flag to submit to always push updates, even if the branch has not changed.


  • Tweaked git passthrough copy to make it clear that a command was run.

  • Fixed a bug where test commands didn't support multiple separators in a branch name.

  • Replaced individual gt ls-remote calls on submit with a single one, which should speed up submission significantly!

  • Fixed a bug where PR data was not being synced in the background.


  • gt stack submit now prompts for submission info inline after each individual branch, instead of after all branches.

  • The --edit/-e flag on submit commands now allows updating the PR title and body.

  • The --reviewers/-r flag on submit commands can now update existing PRs.

  • The --reviewers/-r flag on submit commands now accepts a string of comma separated reviewers (e.g. user1, user2).

  • gt commit amend no longer requires staged changes.

  • gt commit amend no longer allowed on empty branches.

  • gt commit create/amend no longer allowed during a rebase.

  • Improved suggested messages when encountering errors during a rebase.

  • Improved error messaging by showing error code and number when available.

  • Improved error reporting when running test commands.


  • Changed many error messages to be more actionable, and changed some tips to always-visible messages.

  • Improved accuracy of checking whether a branch is up to date on submit.

  • The --edit/-e flag on submit now opens an editor for each PR without prompting first. Passing no flag still prompts the user whether they'd like to open an editor, and --no-edit still skips the prompt,

  • The --select/-s flag of submit now prompts about which branches to include in the submit as the first step so that it can validate that the correct dependencies are included in the submit scope.

  • Fixed a bug preventing creation of a debug context within a large repository.

  • Fixed a bug logging output for gt branch test on branches with a slash in the name.

  • Running git commands no longer opens another terminal on Windows.


  • Addressed one remaining gap in pager parity with git: set the environment variables LESS=FRX and LV=-c if unset.


  • Fixed remaining issues with pager by switching from a temp file to a pipe.

  • Fixed a bug where gt log short wouldn't show the filled-in circle for branches needing a restack.

  • Fixed a bug where gt branch split untracked children of the branch being split if the last branch in the split kept its name.


  • Improved error mesaging around failed pager execution.


  • gt log, gt changelog, and gt branch info now display in a pager. The pager defaults to your git pager, but can be overridden with (for example) gt user pager --set 'less -FRX'.

  • Fixed a bug where --no-edit on submit would automatically open new PRs in draft mode (it now prompts unless --draft, --publish, or --no-interactive is set).

  • Fixed a bug where killing the CLI during submit could result in being unable to submit again (due to a temporary filename clash).

  • Fixed colors for gt branch info --patch.

  • Fixed a bug related to buffer size for certain git commands.

  • Fixed the error displayed when attempting to install Graphite on old Node.js versions.


  • submit after an aborted submit now asks the user whether they'd like to use their cached PR body instead of always using it.

  • gt branch split now tracks untracked branches automatically before splitting.

  • gt branch untrack now untracks the current branch if no branch name is provided.

  • Fixed an issue where gt branch create would fail instead of creating a branch with no commit in certain cases.

  • Fixed gt branch edit.


  • Fixed gt changelog.

  • Fixed submit, downstack edit for editor commands containing spaces.

  • Fixed git push errors being swallowed on submit.


  • Added gt changelog and gt docs. You probably want to pipe the changelog to a pager or file :).

  • Fixed a bug where a git rebase --abort after a restack conflict would result in Graphite being wrong about the current branch.

  • Improved test command output.

  • Internal improvements.


  • Minor internal fix.


  • Fixed an issue preventing installation.


  • Fixed an issue preventing installation.


  • Added a new command gt branch split that allows the user to interactive split a branch into multiple dependent branches. There are two styles of operation:

    • --by-commit mode (aliases --commit, -c) prompts the user to select the commits within the branch that they'd like to have branches at.

    • --by-hunk mode (aliases --hunk, -h) prompts the user to create a series of single-commit branches from the changes of the branch using the git add --patch interface.

  • Greatly improved gt log short readability. Give it a try!

  • gt branch create, gt commit create, and gt commit amend now support the -p/--patch option (like git commit --patch). Please note that this won't be the most useful option until autostashing is implemented, planned soon.

  • Branch navigation commands now notify the user if the branch being checked out is either

    • behind its parent (needs restacking)

    • upstack of a branch that is behind its parent

    • untracked

  • gt log and gt log short now show untracked branches when --show-untracked/-u is passed in.

  • gt branch checkout now includes untracked branches in the selector when --show-untracked/-u is passed in.

  • Added -n as an alias for --no-edit for submit. Try out gt ss -np to quickly publish your changes!

  • Added --select/-s option for submit to select which branches to push.

  • Added --force/-f option submit to do a force-push, i.e. git push -f, instead of the default git push --force-with-lease.

  • Added a non-blocking note if the user submits a branch that is not restacked on trunk.

  • On trying to submit branches with PRs already closed/merged, instead of failing immediately users will be prompted to choose either to abort or create new PRs.

  • submit now correctly sets the upstream of the pushed branch.

  • You can now configure whether you'd like commit messages in PR bodies by default behind the configuration gt user submit-body --include-commit-messages. Disabled by default. Use gt user submit-body --no-include-commit-messages to disable.

  • Added --force/-f for gt downstack get to always overwrite local branches.

  • gt downstack track can now take a positional branch name argument (like gt branch track).

  • Added --diff/-d for gt branch info to show the diff of the whole branch (unlike --patch/-p which shows the diff of each commit).

  • Interactive prompts autocomplete is now case-insensitive.

  • gt --help now includes a link to the CLI documention.

  • Improved gt repo init copy.

  • Improved error messaging for when an internal git command fails.

  • Improved error messaging for when a submit command fails due to a GitHub API error.

  • Improved test command output.

  • Improved clarity of positional arguments for all commands with them in --help

  • Improved performance of internal cache.

  • Improved telemetry.

  • Fixed a bug where test commands were completely broken.

  • Fixed a bug where upstack onto autocomplete did not work if uso shortcut was used.

  • Fixed a bug where --no-interactive and --no-edit were not handled properly for submit

  • Fixed a bug where gt log would break on the initial commit of a repository.

  • Fixed a bug where trunk would be in the list of branches to track in gt repo init

  • Fixed a bug where the error message for old versions of Node.js wouldn't show up.

  • Added cycle detection for parent pointers.


  • Fixed a bug where continue state could be corrupted by running a gt command before running gt continue.

  • Fixed a bug where upstack onto could target untracked branches, resulting in corrupted state.

  • Fixed a bug where renaming a branch to its current name resulted in corrupted state.

  • Added dstr as an alias for downstack track.

  • Slightly improved rebase conflict printout.


  • Added a new command gt downstack track that, from an untracked branch, allows you to track recursively by choosing the parent until you reach a tracked branch. Use --force/-f to automatically select the nearest ancestor of each branch, which should give behavior similar to gt stack fix --regen of old.

  • Added a new command gt branch fold that folds the changes of the current branch into the parent branch. Uses the parent branch's name for the new branch with default; pass in --keep/-k to use the current branch's name instead.

  • Added a new command gt branch squash that turns a branch of multiple commits into a single-commit branch. Takes --message/-m and --no-edit/-n arguments just like gt commit amend, and defaults to using the message of the first commit on the branch.

  • Fixed a bug where if neither --draft nor --submit was passed, updated PRs would always be published if previously drafts, and new PRs would be published instead of being created as draft.

  • Fixed a bug where gt branch track --force wouldn't always select the nearest ancestor.

  • Fixed a bug where gt with no command would throw an uncaught exception instead of displaying the help message.

  • Fixed a bug where cancelling certain interactive prompts would result in undefined behavior.


  • Based on a user survey, we've slightly changed the defaults for PR title and description on submit commands.

    • PR Title defaults to the title of the first (or only) commit on the branch.

    • PR Description defaults to a list of commit messages followed by a PR template, if one exists.

  • branch info and log now show the commit hash of trunk.

  • Added a repo init --reset which clears all Graphite metadata.

  • Added a new user-scoped configuration enabled by gt user restack-date --use-author-date which when enabled passes --committer-date-is-author-date to the internal git rebase of restack operations. To return to the default, use gt user restack-date --no-use-author-date.

  • Added autocompletion for the branch up disambiguation prompt.

  • Added gt dpr as a shortcut for gt dash pr

  • Renamed the --no-draft option for `submit` commands to --publish/-p. There are three modes of operation for the command:

    • By default, leave existing PRs in the same state and create new PRs in draft mode.

    • When --draft/-d is passed, all PRs in the submit scope will be marked as draft.

    • When --publish/-p is passed, all PRs in the submit scope will be marked ready for review.

  • Added an interactive prompt for gt branch rename when no new name is passed in.

  • Added a --force/-f option for gt branch track that skips the interactive prompt by picking the nearest tracked ancestor.

  • Fixed a bug where branch submit and downstack submit base validation would fail incorrectly on certain operating systems.

  • Fixed a bug where leftover cached metadata across CLI versions could result in inconsistent state.


  • Changed the flow of gt branch track. Now, it tracks the current branch by default, unless another branch is specified. By default, prompts the user to select a branch to be its parent if there are multiple possibilities, or you can pass in a --parent.

  • Updated the new log short view to be more comprehensible (uses diagram symbols from log).

  • Fixed a bug where --restack wouldn't restack all branches as expected if gt repo sync was run from trunk.

  • Fixed a bug where gt ss would fail if run from trunk.

  • Fixed a bug where gt downstack get would fail to get branches that existed locally but were untracked by gt.

  • Fixed a bug where after a git rebase, Graphite metadata could end up in a broken state.

  • Fixed a bug that prevented gt feedback --with-debug-context from working as expected.

  • Fixed a bug where gt upstack onto interactive selection could appear wonky.

  • Fixed some copy in v0.19 newly added features.


  • Fixed an issue where downstack get was completely broken.

  • Replaced the emoji for Pushing to remote and creating/updating PRs... step of submit

  • Fixed an issue where gt branch edit would only work if the branch was not in need of restacking.

  • Added support to rebase local changes on top of remote for downstack get

  • Fixed a bug where choosing to cancel submit because of an empty branch did not abort correctly.


  • Removed some development tooling as a workaround to unblock Homebrew release. Sorry for the delay!

  • Fixed a shebang issue that resulted from trying to clean up Node.js v18 warnings. Added a different fix to prevent Node.js warnings from showing up in CLI output.

  • Fixed a bug with Node.js v14 support.

  • Changed the Homebrew Node.js dependency to v16, which is the same as we use for development.


  • Ensured every commonly used command has an alias and changed a few names. A current list of commands will be included in the Community Slack with this release.

    • gt branch show is now gt branch info. As this command is relatively new, we are not leaving show as an alias.

    • gt branch create --restack is now gt branch create --insert. This was the originally intended name, and it does something different than gt repo sync --restack

    • gt downstack sync is now gt downstack get. It was confusing to have two sync commands do entirely different things!

    • The old names gt branch prev and gt branch next for down and up are now fully deprecated.

  • Updated a significant portion of the info and error messages spanning almost every command.

  • Ensured every command has up-to-date and helpful --help.

  • Added a number of tips to various commands.

  • Greatly improved autcompletion — now every command has autocomplete for nouns, verbs, flags, and branch names when applicable.

  • gt branch checkout, gt upstack onto, and gt branch track now all have substring autocompletion for interactive branch selection. Enjoy! :D

  • gt auth and gt user commands can now be run outside of a Git repository.

  • Removed the concept of "ignored branches" from gt repo init, and the user config.Removed the gt repo ignored-branches command.

  • Removed gt <scope> fix. fix is now an alias for restack.

  • Removed gt <scope> validate

  • Removed gt branch parent, gt branch children, and gt branch pr-info. All of this information is now found in gt branch info. gt branch rename is now the only way to reset PR info for a branch, as PR info is now synced by branch name for the open PR with that name.

  • Removed gt repo fix.

  • Removed gt repo trunk. You can change the trunk branch by running gt repo init --trunk <trunkName> .

  • Removed exec functionality of gt downstack edit — we recommend using gt stack test for running a command on each branch in your stack.

  • Added a new command gt branch track. In order to track an existing git branch <branchName>, ensure that it is based on a Graphite branch <parentBranchName>, and then with <parentBranchName> checked out, run gt branch track <branchName> to start tracking it as a Graphite branch.

    • You can also specify a --parent in gt branch track instead of checking out the desired parent before running the command.

    • If run without a branch to track gt branch track suggests branches that have the current branch/specified parent in their history.

  • Added gt branch untrack to remove Graphite metadata for a branch.

  • Added a new flow to gt repo init for letting users new to Graphite convert an existing "stack" of branches into a Graphite stack. Essentially calls gt branch track in a loop.

  • Added a new verb gt <scope> restack for the branch, upstack, downstack, and stack nouns. For each branch in the scope, this command checks if the branch is based on its parent, and rebases it if necessary. gt upstack fix and gt stack fix will alias to restack for a couple versions.

  • Improved gt log short - the view now essentially a single-line-per-branch version of gt log. The old style can still be accessed with gt log short --classic.

Added a --reverse option to gt log and gt log short/. Helpful for big stacks!

  • Added --stack option for gt log and gt log short. Only displays the current stack (i.e. what `gt stack submit` would submit).

  • Added --steps <n> option for gt log and gt log short. Implies --stack and only shows `n` levels above and below the current branch.

  • Rebase conflict message now shows a gt log short --steps 3 centered at the branch being resolved.

  • Interactive selection for gt branch checkoutand gt upstack onto now uses the new gt log short view. Much easier to see what you're doing with long branch names!

  • gt dash can now open the PR page for the current branch or a specified one: gt dash pr [numberOrBranchName]

  • gt branch info can now show the current PR description with --description.

  • Added upstack and downstack counterparts of gt branch test.

  • gt branch delete now restacks the deleted branch's children onto its parent.

  • Removed the --resubmit flow from repo sync — we may add it back in the future.

  • Added a --restack option to repo sync, which restacks the current branch and any branches in stacks with cleaned up branches. We imagine a common flow if you know that you don't have conflicts with trunk will be gt rs -rf. Or even gt rs -rf && gt ss.

  • Fixed a bug where --draft and --no-draft on submit commands would unnecessarily submit unchanged PRs.

  • Fixed bugs related to rebases not being performed properly that often resulted in confusing state and messaging.

  • Now fails gracefully if running on an unsupported Node.js version (requires Node.js version 14 or higher)

  • The Graphite CLI experience survey is no longer shown when commands are run in non-interactive mode.

**Note from the maintainers:**

Thanks for trying out the new version of the Graphite CLI! Please let us know if you see any issues with this new version, or have any suggestions for improvements related to functionality, flow, or transparency/simplicity.

New documentation for the CLI is coming soon! We love hearing your feedback about what documentation would be helpful — keep it coming!

Rebasing on gt downstack get has been outscoped for this release in order to get it to you sooner! We're still excited to put it out soon.


  • Fixed a pervasive bug that prevented using gt on Windows at all — there are likely still remaining issues to work out before we have full support, and we still recommend using WSL for the most stable Graphite experience. Thanks to our community for helping out here!

  • Fixed a bug where git push error messages would not be displayed on submit, resulting in confusion around whether pushes were failing because of e.g. pre-push hooks or--force-with-lease errors.

  • Added better support for multiple checkouts (i.e. git worktre`). We consider our support experimental, see the new section of the docs for details.


  • Fixed a bug where running gt branch rename on submitted branches would result in gt becoming largely unusable.

  • Added a new --force/-f option to gt branch rename that is required for already-submitted branches.

  • gt branch rename now respects character replacement settings.


  • . and / are no longer replaced in branch names.

  • Fixed a regression where the current branch wouldn't be selected by default in gt branch checkout interactive mode.

  • Upgraded node and yarn dependencies, please let us know if you see any weirdness!


  • gt downstack sync no longer requires turning on a configuration option to use (for real this time)


  • Rewrote gt downstack sync using a different mechanism for fetching remote stack dependencies.

  • gt downstack sync no longer requires turning on a configuration option to use.

  • Fixed an issue in submit where in-progress PR title wouldn't be saved if the user cancelled while writing the body.


  • Fixed certain cases of an issue where restacking after stack edit and commit create would use an incorrect upstream. A broader fix is coming in v0.19.0.

  • Fixed an issue where after certain downstack edit or upstack onto flows, branches would be pushed to GitHub in an order that caused them to be closed prematurely.

  • Added gt branch-prefix --reset to turn off the user prefix for automatically generated branch names.

  • Cleaned up copy in submit commands.


  • gt repo sync and gt repo fix now prompt to delete closed branches in addition to merged ones.

  • Added more customization for auto-generated branch name prefixes. Check out gt user branch-date and gt user branch-replacement.

  • Config files are now written with 600 permissions instead of 644.

  • Fixed an issue where downstack sync would overwrite the local copy of a branch even if the user chose not to.

  • Fixed an issue where a misconfigured trunk wouldn't be brought to the user's attention.

  • Fixed an issue where Graphite would fail to parse repository owner/name.

  • Removed deprecation warning for gt stacks - it's been long enough.

  • Cleaned up interactive mode copy for submit.


New functionality

  • Added an experimental command gt downstack sync to pull down the remote copy of a branch and its downstack dependencies from remote. This feature is gated behind a configuration by default, and we are still working on the documentation. If you would like to try it out and help us iterate on the feature, please join the #experimental channel in the Graphite community Slack server!

  • Added additional functionality to submit to support the experimental collaboration features. Gated by default.

  • Added additional functionality to gt repo sync to support the experimental collaboration features. Gated by default.

New commands

  • Added a new command gt branch edit that runs a native git rebase --interactive over the commits on the current branch. This command is intended for advanced Git users who want to make use of the commit structure within a branch while working with Graphite.

  • Added a new command gt branch show that runs a native git log over the commits on the current branch. Includes a --patch/-p option to view the diffs.

New ways to use existing commands

  • Added an --insert option to gt branch create which restacks all children of the parent of the new branch onto the new branch itself.

  • Added interactive branch selection for gt upstack onto (similar to gt branch checkout). No longer requires a positional argument.

  • gt repo sync now handles --no-interactive correctly.

  • gt commit amend --no-edit now fails and warns the user when there are no staged changes, just like gt commmit create.

  • --no-edit is now aliased to -n for gt continue and gt commit amend.

  • gt continue now supports --all/-a to stage all changes.

  • submit --no-interactive no longer un-publishes submitted PRs (unless --draft is specified).

  • gt downstack edit now supports an exec/x option to execute arbitrary shell commands in between branch restacks (based on git rebase --interactive).

  • gt branch delete now supports deleting the current branch. It checks out the parent (or trunk if Graphite cannot find a parent).

Fixes

  • Fixed a bug where submit --no-interactive could prompt the user for reviewers.

  • Fixed a bug where gt repo owner would set the remote as well, breaking sync and resulting in having to manually edit the configuration file to get Graphite working again.

  • Fixed a bug where submit would fail for certain classes of branch name.

  • Fixed a bug where comments in the gt downstack edit file were not respected.

  • Fixed a bug where p as an alias for pick in gt downstack edit did not work properly.

  • Fixed a bug where fix could swallow a rebase exception and leave the repository in a bad state.

  • Fixed a bug where gt branch checkout interactive selection would fail if executed from an untracked branch.

  • Fixed a bug where gt branch delete could fail to delete the branch but leave it in a corrupt state.

Improvements

  • Improved the speed of gt downstack edit and gt upstack onto by being smarter about when a rebase is actually necessary.

  • Improved the speed of stack validation for some commands.

  • Cleaned up output of various commands and added more --debug logging.

Under the hood

  • Added infra to backfill the SHA of branch parent in metadata globally wherever it is safe to do so to prepare for an upcoming update to the stack validation algorithm that we expect to improve performance and reduce hangs.

  • Added plenty of tests and refactored code core to many commands for stability and future extensibility.


  • Fix an issue introduced in the previous version where the async calls to fill in PR info on submit would not be awaited serially, resulting in a poor user experience.


  • sync commands no longer allow pushing to branches associated with closed/merged PRs.

  • Rename gt branch sync to gt branch pr-info as its behavior is not aligned with the other `sync` commands.

  • Fix some output formatting for sync and submit commands.

  • Fix an issue where pr data could be overwritten on submit.

  • Decreased max branch name length slightly to support an upcoming feature.

  • Start tracking SHA of branch parent in metadata, a requirement for some upcoming features.

  • This version includes some initial changes to sync branch metadata with remote, gated by a hidden flag.


  • Flipped gt log short view to match other log commands and up/down naming convention. !

  • Graphite now asks for confirmation if the user tries to submit an empty branch.

  • Graphite now displays an info message when it creates an empty commit on a new branch.

  • The empty commit copy in the commit editor now only appears when Graphite has created an empty commit.

  • Added support for remotes not named origin - use the new gt repo remote command to set the name of your remote.

  • Added support for branch names up to GitHub's max supported length (256 bytes including /refs/heads gives us room for 245 bytes).

  • Allowlisted many git commands for passthrough.

  • Added autocomplete support for gt branch delete.

  • Changed force option on gt branch delete from -D to -f.

  • Cleaned up output on gt branch delete failure.

  • Fixed an issue where a branch could not be submitted if its name matched a file in the repository.

  • Fixed an issue where gt repo max-branch-length wouldn't print the configured value.

  • Added more debug information for the --debug option.


  • Happy Friday! This should fix many hangs that users are experiencing.


  • Graphite no longer cleans up local branches that share a name with merged branches on remote unless they have been associated with the merged PR (via a submit command).

  • Fix bug where PR info wasn't being synced periodically.

  • Added a new command upstack fix, similar to stack fix that only runs upstack of the current branch.

  • commit create and commit amend now internally run an upstack fix instead of a stack fix`

  • Fix a hang related to git config diff.external being set.

  • Fix autocompletions for gt branch checkout.


  • Support handling corrupted .graphite_merge_conflict files.


  • Add deprecation warnings for gt branch next and gt branch prev in favor of gt branch up and gt branch down, respectively.

  • Add gt bu and gt bd shortcuts for gt branch up and gt branch down, respectively.

  • Change gt branch delete shortcut to gt bdl.

  • Support passing through gt stash as git stash.

  • Fix bug where fish users couldn't add backticks to commit message using the -m option.

  • Silence retype errors.

  • Minor copy updates.


  • Refactored config loading to reduce race conditions.

  • Add quotes around commit message in ammend command.

  • Minor copy updates.


  • Fix bug regarding repository config file reading from repository subdirs.


  • Support numbers when generating a branch name from a commit message through gt bc -m <message>

  • Prompt for a commit message when autogenerating an empty commit when running branch create with no staged changes.


  • Support creating new branches with no staged changes, by automatically creating an empty commit.


  • Enable changing existing PRs' draft status using the --draft flag on submit.

  • Add a new command, gt downstack edit which enables interactive reordering of stack branches.

  • Update implementation of gt stack submit to avoid GitHub rate limitted when submitting large stacks.



  • Enable manually setting reviewers on submit with the -r flag.


  • Allow Graphite to run when there are untracked files.


  • Fix issue with detecting downstack/upstack branches on submit


  • Fix issue with detecting some PR templates


  • Wildcard matching for ignored branches (`gt repo ignored-branches --set`) now accepts glob-patterns

  • Option to remove a branch from ignored list (`gt repo ignored-branches --unset`)

  • Submit now supports --update-only option which will only update-existing PRs and not create new ones.

  • Bugfix: Submit to honor the --no-verify flag

  • Better logging and documentation to clarify behavior


  • Support up and down aliases for `gt branch` next/prev respectively.

  • Fix issue where `gt tips` could not be disabled.

  • Inherit shell editor preference for user from env ($GIT_EDITOR/$EDITOR) and prompt user to set shell editor preference on submit if env not set.

  • Allow user to change editor preference using `gt user editor`


  • Support for `gt continue` to continue the previous Graphite command when interrupted by a rebase.


  • Fix issue with `gt repo sync` deleting metadata for existing branches.

  • Reduce merge conflicts caused by `gt commit amend`.


  • Support for branch autocomplete functionality on gt branch-related commands. Enable this functionality by running `gt completion` and adding the ouputted bash script to your relevant bash profile (e.g. ~/.bashrc, ~/.zshrc).

  • Added functionality to query users for feedback on the Graphite CLI.

  • Refactor the suite of gt submit commands to make them more easily cancellable; re-ordered submit to edit all PRs locally before doing any writes and cancelling mid-submit will save any previously entered data (e.g. title and body).

  • Submit also now includes a `--dry-run` flag to show the user what will be submitted in the invocation.

  • Submit queries GitHub for PRs before submitting, resolving an issue where submit would sometimes try to create a new PR though one already existed for that head branch/base branch combo on GitHub (Graphite just didn't know about it).


  • Fix `gt commit create -m` multi-word commit messages.


  • Support for `gt stack top` and `gt stack bottom`.

  • Adjusted logic for cleaning metadata in `gt repo sync`.


  • Improve performance of stack logic on repos with a high number of local branches.

  • Allow `gt commit create` to be used without `-m`, launching the system editor.

  • Infer the body of a PR from the commit message body (if it exists).

  • Add `gt repo trunk --set`.


  • Improved `gt repo sync` performance when repos have a high number of stale branches. `gt repo sync` now deletes branches more eagerly and has an optional flag to show progress (`--show-delete-progress`).

  • New command `gt repo fix` searches for common problems that cause degraded Graphite performance and suggests common remediations.


  • Tacit support for merge-based workflows; merges no longer cause exponential branching in `gt log` and hang `gt upstack onto`.

  • Fixes to recreation of debug state in `gt feedback debug-context --recreate`.


  • Assorted improvements to the `gt repo sync` merged branch deletion logic and options to fix dangling branches.

  • `gt branch parent --reset` resets Graphite's recorded parent for a branch (to undefined).

  • `gt branch sync --reset` resets Graphite's recorded PR info a branch (to undefined).


  • `gt debug-context` captures debug metadata from your repository and can send that to Screenplay to help troubleshoot issues.

  • `gt repo sync` now pulls in PR information for all local branches from GitHub to link any PRs Graphite doesn't know about/better remove already-merged branches.

  • Re-enable metadata deletion from `repo sync`.

  • Re-enable pull request base pushing from `repo sync`.

  • `gt branch create -m` now has `-a` flag to include staged changes in the commit.


  • Disable metadata deletion from `repo sync`

  • Disable pull request base pushing from `repo sync`


  • `stack submit` now checks if update is needed for each branch.

  • Support `upstack submit` and `branch submit`

  • Fixed bug which was preventing `upstack` from having the alias `us`

  • Added a command `branch rename` to rename branches and correctly update metadata.

  • Better support cancelling out of prompts.

  • Rename `stack clean` to `repo sync` and update to be able to be run from any branch.

  • Update `repo sync` to delete old branch metadata refs.

  • Update `repo sync` to update PR merge bases if necessary.

  • Support passing through commands to git which aren't supported by Graphite.

  • Add experimental command `stack test`.

  • Fix bug causing branches to show up twice in log commands.

  • Show PR and commit info in `log` command

  • Add tip advising against creating branches without commits.


  • Fix outdated copy reference to gp.

  • Print error stack trace when --debug flag is used.

  • Flag midstack untracked branches in `gt ls` output.

  • Improve submit to correctly support `gt stack submit` and `gt downstack submit`

  • Reduce unnecessary git ref calls to improve performance in large repos.

  • Support graceful handling of sigint.


  • Fix bug in `gt ls` stack traversal.


  • Fix bug resulting in always showing tips for gt ls.


  • Disallow branching off an ignored branch.

  • Disallow sibling branches on top of trunk branch.

  • Establish pattern of toggleable CLI tips.

  • Rewrite `gt ls` to improve speed and output formatting.

  • Optimize git ref traversal and memoization.


  • Support PR templates in `stack submit` command.

  • Update `stack submit` to support interactive title and description setting.

  • Update `stack submit` to support creating draft PRs.

  • Allow max branch length to be configured (from the default of 50).

  • Fix a crash in logging that happened in a edge case involving trailing trunk branches.

  • Hide remote branches in `log long` output.


  • Fix case where commands fail if a branch's stack parent had been deleted.

  • Fix copy across CLI to use `gt` rather than the old `gp`.

  • Add more shortcut aliases for commands such as `s` for `submit`

  • Fix copy around `repo-config` to `repo`

  • Add command `branch checkout`

  • Refactor `stacks` command into `log short`

  • Update `log` command to support `log`, `log short` and `log long`

  • Support dropping the space on double-alias shortcuts. Eg `branch next` = `b n` = `bn`, `stack submit` = `ss` etc

  • Throw actionable errors if two branches point at the same commit.

  • Add top level `graphite` alias such that the CLI can be called using both `gt` and `graphite`.



  • Fix `gp` alias deprecation warning for homebrew installations.


  • Rename graphite CLI alias to `gt` from `gp` per feedback.


  • Improved performance of `gp stacks` command, particularly in repositories with a large number of stale branches.

  • Changed search-space limiting settings to live at the top level and apply to both stacks and log. (`gp repo max-stacks-behind-trunk`, `gp repo max-days-behind-trunk`).


  • Improved performance of `gp log` command, particularly in repositories with a large number of stale branches.

  • Users can now set the maximum number of stacks to show behind trunk in `gp log` (`gp repo log max-stacks-behind-trunk`) as well as the maximum age of stacks to show (`gp repo log max-days-behind-trunk`).

  • `gp log` also now has `--on-trunk` and `--behind-trunk` options.

  • Improved CLI documentation and copy.


  • Autogenerated branch name date format change.

  • stack fix command now has `stack f` alias.

  • branch create command now has `branch c` alias.

  • branch create command now has `branch c` alias.

  • `stack regen` is deprecated, and is now a flag for `stack fix --regen`.

  • `stack fix` now shows an interactive prompt by default.


  • Dont zero count months when generating branch names.

  • Improve help text for amend.

  • Improve help auth print out.


  • Refactor `gp log` command, while supporting old behavior with `gp log --commits/-c`

  • Check for updates in orphaned child process, making all commands faster.

  • More helpful validation error messaging.

  • `gp branch next/prev` now support interactive choices and stepping multiple branches.

  • `gp branch create [-m]` now doesn't commit by default. It can also autogenerate branch names from commit messages.

  • Added `gp commit create -m` for creating commits and fixing upstack.

  • Added `gp commit amend -m` for amending commits and fixing upstack.

  • Added `gp user branch-prefix [--set]` reading and setting your branch prefix.

  • Added `gp branch parent [--set]` plumbing command for reading and setting a branch parent.

  • Added `gp branch children` plumbing command for reading the children of a branch.


  • Better telemetry for measuring cli performance.

  • `gp l` alias for log command.


  • `stack fix` now works for a individual stack. (Upstack inclusive for now)


  • Fix homebrew release to not include a dev dependency on `chai`.


  • Support `--no-verify` flag when running `branch create` to skip precommit hooks.

  • Validation passes when a branch points to the same commit as trunk HEAD.

  • Add `repo init` command.

  • Self heal `.graphite_repo_config` file.

  • Always track trunk branch and ignored branches.

  • Update `stack regen` to always set stack foundations to trunk.

  • Update `stack regen` such that, when from from trunk, regenerates all stacks.

  • `branch next/prev` now traverses based on Graphite's stack metadata.

  • Refactor `gp stacks` print output.


  • Update `stack regen` to operate across entire stack rather than just upstack.

  • `stack submit` infers PR title from single-commit branches.

  • Using trunk branch inference, ignore trunk parents such as trailing `prod` branches.


  • Begin infering trunk branch from .git config.

  • Ignore trunk parent branches during validation and other operations.


  • `upstack onto` can now move branches with no parent branches.

  • `validate` now passes cases where branches point to the same commit.

  • `stack fix` now prints better messaging during rebase conflicts.

  • Removed unused args from `stack submit` and `stack fix`.

  • Updated copy


  • Dont automatically create repository config file.


  • Improved `stack submit` command and promoted command out of expermental status.


  • Update all copy to match new termonology from the 4.0.0 refactor.


  • Update `branch create` command to accept optional positional argument for branch name.


  • Fix demo command and downstack string.


  • Refactor all command names into a noun-verb subcommand pattern.

  • Introduce concept of `upstack` and `downstack`.

  • Simplify documentation.

  • Minor bugfixes.


  • Fix bug in checking for uncommitted changes.


  • Self heal if branch metadata parent somehow becomes self.

  • Diff rolls back changes if commit hook fails.

  • Fix bug in metadata stack traversal used by `fix` command.

  • Restack fails fast if there are uncommitted changes.


  • Slim down size of homebrew artifact.


  • Diff now only commits staged changes.


  • Support resolving merge conflicts during a recursive restack.

  • Update `sync` command to be visable in `--help`.


  • Update unlisted `gp sync` command to support trunk argument.

  • Update unlisted `gp sync` command to prompt before deleting branches.

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