24.6 Emacs Magit and Forge

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magit is an emacs package to interact with git, for commit and push. forge interacts through the git API for pull requests and issues.

wajig install elpa-magit
wajig install elpa-closql elpa-emacsql elpa-emacsql-sqlite elpa-ghub elpa-let-alist elpa-treepy
git clone git@github.com:magit/forge.git .emacs.d/elisp/forge

Note that elpa-magit-forge is not up-to-date on the Ubuntu repository so clone the package from github into the local Emacs Lisp folder.

On github get a token for my repository from https://github.com/settings/tokens. Choose an expiry horizon, like 30 days, as a measure to protect your account from tokens that get exposed unknowingly and so only have a limited lifetime. Copy the token and paste it as the password into ~/.authinfo:

machine api.github.com login USER^forge password TOKEN

The run M-x magit in a git managed folder and then f n to load the forge. Once loaded, forge adds the pull request and issues items to the magit buffer.

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