Pull Request to Patch file: A 4-Step Guide to Reopen Closed PRs

A few months ago, I was working on a feature for our project that involved multiple components and required significant changes to the codebase. I submitted a pull request (PR) for review, confident that it would be merged soon. However, due to shifting priorities, the PR was closed without being merged. Fast forward to the present, our project needs those changes. Fortunately, I discovered a way to convert that old PR into a patch file, streamlining the process of reintegrating my work. Here’s how I did it and how you can too.

Abhimuralidharan
iOS Essentials

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Why Convert a PR to a Patch File?

Before diving into the steps, let’s talk about why you might want to convert a PR to a patch file:

  1. Reusing Closed PRs: Sometimes, changes in priorities or misunderstandings lead to PRs being closed. Converting them to a patch file can help you easily reapply those changes without starting from scratch.
  2. Backup: A patch file serves as…

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