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It’s been a busy week for GitHub. Microsoft’s code repository announced the opening of an Indian subsidiary and also yesterday debuted a new GitHub CLI beta. This tool provides developers with a new way to work with the service through the command line.

GitHub CLI is a way to “supercharge your command line”. According to the company, many developers value working directly from the command line. With the new gh, dev’s can use GitHub directly in their terminal.

“We hope you’ll love the foundation we’ve built with pull requests and issues. And we’re even more excited about the future as we explore what it looks like to build a truly delightful experience with GitHub on the command line.”


As this is a beta release, the feature set is limited. You can check out what GitHub CLI can do below but expect more abilities to be added in time. In the meantime, here are the current features:

  • Filter lists to your needs
  • Quickly view details
  • Create a pull request
  • View the status of your work
  • Easily check out pull requests

GitHub CLI beta is available now on macOS, Windows, and Linux. GitHub is asking testers to provide feedback to help improve the service.

Indian Expansion

As mentioned, GitHub also announced this week it is seeking further growth in India through a dedicated subsidiary. The company says India is now home to the third-largest community of developers on the platform. In 2019 alone the market saw a 22% growth and 75% boost in public repositories.

Called GitHub India Private Limited, the new subsidiary will actively work in the country to broaden interest to developers.