Updating a forked repository to the original repository.
Simple guide to updating the forked repository to the original one.
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1. Add remote with the original repository url - name it "upstream"
git remote add upstream https://github.com/original-repo/example.git
2. Fetch all the branches and content of remote upstream
git fetch upstream
3. Need to rewrite the master with upstream's master using git rebase
- Also need to make sure that you are on the master branch:
git checkout master
git rebase upstream/master
4. Push the updates to local master (may need
git push origin master
Also, some great content about How to GitHub: Fork, Branch, Track, Squash and Pull Request