Sync a fork of a repository to keep it up-to-date with the upstream repository. From here. This is useful when you forked a repository in GitHub and want to get the latest changes made after the fork from the original repository to your repository.
# 1. Configure the remote repository.>git remote add upstream https://github.com/ORIGINAL_OWNER/ORIGINAL_REPOSITORY.git
# 2. Check the current remote repository setting.>git remote -v
origin https://github.com/YOUR_USERNAME/YOUR_FORK.git (fetch)origin https://github.com/YOUR_USERNAME/YOUR_FORK.git (push)upstream https://github.com/ORIGINAL_OWNER/ORIGINAL_REPOSITORY.git (fetch)upstream https://github.com/ORIGINAL_OWNER/ORIGINAL_REPOSITORY.git (push)# 3. Fetch the branches and their respective commits from the upstream repository.# Commits to "master" will be stored in a local branch "upstream/master".>git fetch upstream
remote: Counting objects: 75, done.
remote: Compressing objects: 100% (53/53), done.
remote: Total 62 (delta 27), reused 44 (delta 9)Unpacking objects: 100% (62/62), done.
* [new branch] master -> upstream/master
# 4. Check out your fork's local "master" branch.>git checkout master
Switched to branch 'master'# 5. Merge the changes "from upstream/master" into your local master branch.# This brings your fork's "master" branch into sync with the upstream# repository, without losing your local changes. >git merge upstream/master
README | 9 -------
README.md | 7 ++++++
2 files changed, 7 insertions(+), 9 deletions(-) delete mode 100644 README
create mode 100644 README.md
# Not sure if it's a better choice to use "git rebase" here if you already# have local committed changes, to keep the history info be more kindly when# merging back to the "master" branch.