33.18 Git Fork a Repository


A common workflow is to fork someone’s original repository, make changes, and submit a pull request to the original repository for them to consider incorporating it into their main code base. You can fork the original repository through the GitHub interface.

Once forked, clone the fork to your local machine and add it to the remote upstream repository calling it upstream:

git clone git@github.com:mygit/pygymn.git 
cd pygymn
git remote add upstream https://github.com/yourgit/pygymn.git
git remote -v

You can fetch updates from the upstream repository:

git fetch upstream

We can view all branches including those from upstream:

git branch -va

Next, checkout your local main branch:

git checkout main 

Or create a new named branch (giving your branch its own simple informative name) within which to work:

git checkout -b kt/new_feature

To merge updates from the upstream repository into your local repository see Section ??.

Once you have made your local changes, committed them and pushed to your repository, you can submit a pull request to the upstream repository through GitHub.

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