Merge Requests

Merge requests allow you to exchange changes you made to source code

Checkout merge requests locally

Locate the section for your GitLab remote in the .git/config file. It looks like this:

[remote "origin"]
  url =
  fetch = +refs/heads/*:refs/remotes/origin/*

Now add the line fetch = +refs/merge-requests/*/head:refs/remotes/origin/merge-requests/* to this section.

It should looks like this:

[remote "origin"]
  url =
  fetch = +refs/heads/*:refs/remotes/origin/*
  fetch = +refs/merge-requests/*/head:refs/remotes/origin/merge-requests/*

Now you can fetch all the merge requests requests:

$ git fetch origin
 * [new ref]         refs/merge-requests/1/head -> origin/merge-requests/1
 * [new ref]         refs/merge-requests/2/head -> origin/merge-requests/2

To check out a particular merge request:

$ git checkout origin/merge-requests/1

Ignore whitespace changes in Merge Request diff view

MR diff

It you add w=1 option to URL, you can see diff without whitespace changes.

MR diff without whitespace

It is also working on commits compare view.

Commit Compare