How to keep a forked repo up to date - journal
I am trying to familiarise myself with React Native to contribute more to Bekah's Postpartum Wellness open source project and have been in touch with Bekah for a walkthrough of the project so I can try and work on open issues. She let me know that she's made a small change to the repo and I might need to grab the latest copy.
So, I thought I could just pull latest copy from the master branch but as I went on my local copy and
git checkout master- it says the master branch is up to date. I thought of course it is as it is a forked repo.
With the help of Google, I came across this gist
📌 What I did:
cd <local forked copy>
git remote add upstream <original repo link>
git fetch upstream
git pull upstream masterto update my local forked repo.
I think that worked!
So today I learned this 🙂