Maintaining Your Fork

Now that you have a copy of your fork, there is work you will need to do to keep it current.

Setup Your Upstream

Inside your directory, add a remote to the official repo:

$ git remote add upstream

Rebasing from Upstream

Do this prior to every time you create a branch for a PR:

Make sure you are on the master branch

$ git status
On branch master
Your branch is up-to-date with 'origin/master'.

If your aren't on master, resolve outstanding files / commits and checkout the master branch

$ git checkout master

Do a pull with rebase against upstream

$ git pull --rebase upstream master

This will pull down all of the changes to the official master branch, without making an additional commit in your local repo.

(Optional) Force push your updated master branch to your GitHub fork

$ git push origin master --force

This will overwrite the master branch of your fork.

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