GitHub pull requests as seen by GIT

First off, some links to github documentation:

For just working with pull requests and even manually fetching / merging pull requests locally this information is more than enough. I found that by adding a new refspec, my branches are getting polluted with a looooong list of pull requests for certain projects. I would rather have a simple quick execute-once way of doing the same thing.

An extremely simple way is by adding a new alias:

git config alias.fpr '!sh -c "git fetch origin pull/${1}/head:pr/${1}" -'

This allows you to use git fpr 696 to pull in #696. Mind you, the remote is hardcoded to ‘origin‘ here.

In some cases, I’m really inpatient towards pull requests on upstream repositories and I want to merge them in my local repository more easily.
I created the following script for just that:

A quick example:

$ ./ 696
$ git log -n1
commit c0f62a0b1ed09ce928d35a90854a1eb2c2ac6d10
Merge: 1d837ed 54988e1
Author: Jan Vansteenkiste 
Date:   Tue May 6 06:48:43 2014 +0200

    Merged pull request: #696: Bugfix/debian control file permissions
    See jordansissel/fpm#696 for more information
    * pr/696:
      Ignore lsb init scripts warning since we are not providing a proper init script for testing
      Feeling brave, enable lintian for travis
      Fix file permissions on deb control files

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