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Using keywords in issues and pull requests

Use keywords to link an issue and pull request or to mark an issue or pull request as a duplicate.

Linking a pull request to an issue

To link a pull request to an issue to show that a fix is in progress and to automatically close the issue when someone merges the pull request, type one of the following keywords followed by a reference to the issue. For example, Closes #10 or Fixes octo-org/octo-repo#100.

  • close
  • closes
  • closed
  • fix
  • fixes
  • fixed
  • resolve
  • resolves
  • resolved

For more information, see "Linking a pull request to an issue."

Marking an issue or pull request as a duplicate

To mark an issue or pull request as a duplicate, type "Duplicate of" followed by the issue or pull request number it duplicates in the body of a new comment. For more information, see "Marking issues or pull requests as a duplicate."