Git merge from someone else's fork
I have a repository on github, and someone else has forked it and made changes.
I want to:
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- Create a new branch
- Merge their changes into my branch
I have created the new branch:
git commit -b my_new_branch
How do I merge their code into this new branch?
This is the branch that I have created: https://github.com/poundifdef/VirginMobileMinutesChecker/tree/widget_toast
This is the branch that I want to merge:
What is the best way to do this? I’ve tried a “pull” and it won’t work. I honestly have no idea what I’m doing in gitland, so if there is a better way to accomplish this (besides my creating a branch and trying to merge) then I am all ears!
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Add their github fork repo as a remote to a clone of your own repo:
git remote add other-guys-repo <url to other guys repo>
Get their changes:
git fetch other-guys-repo
Checkout the branch where you want to merge:
git checkout my_new_branch
Merge their changes in (assuming they did their work on the master branch):
git merge other-guys-repo/master
Resolve conflicts, commit the resolutions and voila.