Updating Forked ReposPublished See discussion on Twitter
I find myself reaching for forked repos more often than direct clones these days, however I always inevitably need to find a way to update my fork based on the original repo. I usually google the answer and find a helpful stack overflow that has the code that I need.
I figured I'd re-share that here both as a personal reference to the snippet of code and if others want to find it as well.
# First add the original repo as a remote locally # here we call that one `upstream` git remote add upstream <link-to-original-repo> # Fetch that upstream repo to ensure we have the latest references git fetch upstream # Checkout the main branch git checkout main # Apply the commits from upstream main to the local main branch git rebase upstream/main # Finally push this back up to the forked remote git push origin main