84.13 Git Fork a Repository
20190611 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.
$ git clone email@example.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 newfeature
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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