git – update fork's master & rebase my branch onto it?
I have forked a github project, then cloned it locally.
I then added and committed the changes and pushed to my github repo and submitted a pull request.
Initially I thought I could just
git fetch and
rebase master from within my current branch (as most posts I found advise…), but
git fetch didn’t do anything. Now I’ve realized that it is presumably because I’m still fetching from
my_ github/repo clone (it’s my name in the remotes after all) which hasn’t yet got the new changes in master from the github source owner.
I think what I probably need to do is “refresh” my fork so that my fork’s master is up-to-date and then I can fetch that master and then rebase on to that master?
If this is the case how can I do that refresh of my forks master? If not how else?
Should I add a remote for the original upstream repository and use that to rebase with (locally)? Is this the preferred method?
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Yes, it’s not fetching anything because of the reason you surmised. And yes, you should add a remote for upstream locally; it will do a fast-forward merge on master.
git checkout master # Make sure you are in master git remote add author original_repo_that_you_forked_from # Note: This is in the format firstname.lastname@example.org:authors_name/repo_name.git # Only needs definition once, future fetches then use it. git fetch author git status # make sure you are in the master branch for the following merge git merge author/master # i.e. 'into' your master branch git checkout your-branch git rebase master # Now get those changes into your branch. git push origin your_branch # You can also use `-f` if necessary and `--all`
(sorry, I might not have the syntax exactly right)