How to update a fork directly from GitHub

By: hermespique

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Uploaded on 09/07/2013

Step by step:

1. Open your fork on GitHub.
2. Click on "Pull Requests".
3. Click on "New Pull Request". By default, GitHub will compare the original with your fork, and there shouldn't be anything to compare if you didn't make any changes.
4. Click on "switching the base". Now GitHub will compare your fork with the original, and you should see all the latest changes.
5. Click on "Click to create a pull request for this comparison" and assign a predictable name to your pull request (e.g., "Update from original").
6. Click on "Send pull request".
7. Scroll down and click "Merge pull request" and finally "Confirm merge". If your fork didn't have any changes, you will be able to merge it automatically.

More info: http://www.hpique.com/2013/09/updating-a-fork-directly-from-github/

Comments (2):

By anonymous    2017-09-20

This video shows how to update a fork directly from GitHub

Steps:

  1. Open your fork on GitHub.
  2. Click on Pull Requests.
  3. Click on New Pull Request. By default, GitHub will compare the original with your fork, and there shouldn’t be anything to compare if you didn’t make any changes.
  4. Click on switching the base. Now GitHub will compare your fork with the original, and you should see all the latest changes.
  5. Click on Create a pull request for this comparison and assign a predictable name to your pull request (e.g., Update from original).
  6. Click on Create pull request.
  7. Scroll down and click Merge pull request and finally Confirm merge. If your fork didn’t have any changes, you will be able to merge it automatically.

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