GitHub, Tell me when it closes

Have you ever wanted to know when a GitHub issue or PR is closed, only to find out, when you start following it, you get swamped with tons of emails and notifications for every comment on it?

I ran into this for the first time a few months back and it was a nightmare. Every morning I’d wake up to notification emails with commentary around it that I honestly didn’t care anything about. All I wanted to know is when the issue would be fixed so I could update my code base.

If you’ve ever hit this, the kind folks at thoughtbot have a useful utility called, “Tell Me When It Closes“, that does one thing. Send you one email when an issue or PR closes. That’s it!

This is a utility that’s well worth bookmarking as I’m sure you are going to hit an issue in 2018 where you want this.