Installing the hub CLI on Linux

Tom Houlé
Mar 28, 2017 · 1 min read

Hub is a command line tool to interact with the Github-specific features of a repository, one of them being pull requests. We use it extensively at store2be and it is the natural way to create PRs for us. It has a Homebrew package for OS X users, so it’s completely straightforward there, but it is not packaged even for the most popular Linux distributions.

Here’s how to install it on your distribution of choice:

  1. Download the latest release on the release page (“hub ${version} for Linux 64-bit”)
  2. Go to the directory where it was downloaded and decompress it: tar xzf [name of the file]
  3. Enter the decompressed directory with the same name as the archive you downloaded (with cd)
  4. Run the install script inside this directory: sudo ./install
  5. Voilà!

You can now create pull requests by working on your branch, pushing it and running hub pull-request.

Tip: hub browse is a convenient way to open a browser tab for the current repository on Github.

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Web developer at store2be. Functional programming, TDD, Rust, and k8s make me happy.


Every now and then we post some things about tech at store2be.

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