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How do I keep my forked github repo up to date?

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It’s easier then you might imagine.
First, start with your forked repo and clone it to your local machine.


git clone [email protected]:myrepo/awesomefiles.git
cd awesomefile
git remote add upstream [email protected]:jshultz/awesomefiles.git

What we did is first, cloned our local repo to our machine. Then, we added a remote branch called upstream and linked it to the original repo that we forked from.

Now, we’re going to get (in the master branch) the changes from the original repo and rebase them into our master branch. We’ll do that like this:


git fetch upstream
git rebase upstream/master

And that’s it. Pretty simple, right?