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Phabricator Productivity Tips

Akanksha Bhadauria

In this article, we will share tips to boost your productivity with Phabricator tool. Phabricator helps you collaborate with your team members on tasks/issues, code reviews, discussions etc. It is one of the rich applications in market used by world wide enterprises.

Phabricator uses the following convention/URL pattern to open task, diff or paste.

 Task – https://secure.phabricator.com/T<Task_Number>
 Diff – https://secure.phabricator.com/D<DiffNumber>
 Paste – https://secure.phabricator.com/**P<Paste
Number>**


Using, Requestly you can setup quick actions/shortcuts to open Tasks, Diffs and Pastes in phabricator when you search T<Task_Number> in your chrome/Firefox address bar. Here’s how to do it –

Explanation

  1. Use Regex match to identify the Task/Diff/Paste number from Google Search Query
  2. Redirect to corresponding Phabricator URL using Redirect Rule

Here is the exact definition for Task (If you prefer to copy paste)

Request Url -> Matches (Regex) -> /search\?q=T([0-9]+)/ig
Destination https://secure.phabricator.com/T$1

You can do the same for Diff and Paste.


How to get/import above rule?

  1. Install Requestly if you have not done already.
  2. Open https://app.requestly.in/rules/#sharedList/1552883742989 (We have already created the rule so you can get the rule with single click)
  3. Click on Import List button


PS: This article is motivated by Superuser post – https://superuser.com/questions/1414946/how-can-i-create-url-shortcuts-redirects-for-task-diff-ids-in-phabricator/1414947

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