GitLab quick actions

Quick actions are textual shortcuts for common actions on issues, epics, merge requests, and commits that are usually done by clicking buttons or dropdowns in GitLab’s UI. You can enter these commands while creating a new issue or merge request, or in comments of issues, epics, merge requests, and commits. Each command should be on a separate line in order to be properly detected and executed. Once executed, the commands are removed from the text body and not visible to anyone else.

Quick actions for issues and merge requests

The following quick actions are applicable to both issues and merge requests threads, discussions, and descriptions:

Command Action Issue Merge request
/tableflip <Comment> Append the comment with (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻
/shrug <Comment> Append the comment with ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
/todo Add a To Do
/done Mark To Do as done
/subscribe Subscribe
/unsubscribe Unsubscribe
/close Close
/reopen Reopen
/title <New title> Change title
/award :emoji: Toggle emoji award
/assign me Assign yourself
/assign @user Assign one user
/assign @user1 @user2 Assign multiple users
/unassign @user1 @user2 Remove assignee(s)
/reassign @user1 @user2 Change assignee
/unassign Remove current assignee
/milestone %milestone Set milestone
/remove_milestone Remove milestone
/label ~label1 ~label2 Add label(s). Label names can also start without ~ but mixed syntax is not supported.
/unlabel ~label1 ~label2 Remove all or specific label(s)
/relabel ~label1 ~label2 Replace existing label(s) with those specified
/copy_metadata <#issue | !merge_request> Copy labels and milestone from other issue or merge request in the project
/estimate <1w 3d 2h 14m> Set time estimate
/remove_estimate Remove time estimate
/spend <time(1h 30m | -1h 5m)> <date(YYYY-MM-DD)> Add or subtract spent time; optionally, specify the date that time was spent on
/remove_time_spent Remove time spent
/lock Lock the thread
/unlock Unlock the thread
/due <in 2 days | this Friday | December 31st> Set due date  
/remove_due_date Remove due date  
/weight <0 | 1 | 2 | ...> Set weight  
/clear_weight Clears weight  
/epic <&epic | group&epic | Epic URL> Add to epic  
/remove_epic Removes from epic  
/promote Promote issue to epic  
/confidential Make confidential  
/duplicate <#issue> Mark this issue as a duplicate of another issue  
/move <path/to/project> Move this issue to another project  
/target_branch <Local branch Name> Set target branch  
/wip Toggle the Work In Progress status  
/approve Approve the merge request  
/merge Merge (when pipeline succeeds)  
/create_merge_request <branch name> Create a new merge request starting from the current issue  
/relate #issue1 #issue2 Mark issues as related  

Autocomplete characters

Many quick actions require a parameter, for example: username, milestone, and label. Autocomplete characters can make it easier to enter a parameter, compared to selecting items from a list.

Quick actions for commit messages

The following quick actions are applicable for commit messages:

Command Action
/tag v1.2.3 <message> Tags this commit with an optional message

Quick actions for Epics

The following quick actions are applicable for epics threads and description:

Command Action
/tableflip <Comment> Append the comment with (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻
/shrug <Comment> Append the comment with ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
/todo Add a To Do
/done Mark To Do as done
/subscribe Subscribe
/unsubscribe Unsubscribe
/close Close
/reopen Reopen
/title <New title> Change title
/award :emoji: Toggle emoji award
/label ~label1 ~label2 Add label(s)
/unlabel ~label1 ~label2 Remove all or specific label(s)
/relabel ~label1 ~label2 Replace existing label(s) with those specified
/child_epic <&epic | group&epic | Epic URL> Adds child epic to epic (introduced in GitLab 12.0)
/remove_child_epic <&epic | group&epic | Epic URL> Removes child epic from epic (introduced in GitLab 12.0)
/parent_epic <&epic | group&epic | Epic URL> Sets parent epic to epic (introduced in GitLab 12.1)
/remove_parent_epic Removes parent epic from epic (introduced in GitLab 12.1)