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How to move to a fork after cloning
So you've cloned somebody's repo from github, but now you want to fork it and contribute back. Never fear!
Technically, when you fork "origin" should be your fork and "upstream" should be the project you forked; however, if you're willing to break this convention then it's easy.
* Off the top of my head *
1. Fork their repo on Github
2. In your local, add a new remote to your fork; then fetch it, and push your changes up to it
git remote add my-fork git@github...my-fork.git
git fetch my-fork
git push my-fork
Otherwise, if you want to follow convention:
1. Fork their repo on Github
2. In your local, rename your origin remote to upstream
git remote rename origin upstream
3. Add a new origin
git remote add origin git@github...my-fork
4. Fetch & push
git fetch origin
git push origin
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Rmano commented Apr 24, 2020

Thanks!

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ericsson49 commented May 13, 2020

Thanx a lot!

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OGALI commented Jun 5, 2020

Perfect 👍

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HatHeadNinja commented Jul 22, 2020

Thank you!!!

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nir-logzio commented Aug 2, 2020

Nice!

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maniSHarma7575 commented Aug 22, 2020

Thanks a lot! Worked for me

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jayleekr commented Jan 2, 2021

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mikeschinkel commented Mar 22, 2021

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clmcavaney commented May 25, 2021

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lesywix commented Aug 8, 2021

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ripudaman17 commented Oct 1, 2021

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Bug-Reaper commented Jan 16, 2022

Still good, thanks 👍

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flipphillips commented Feb 28, 2022

You know what's hilarious? I literally searched for the opening sentence in this gist.

More people should open their help with "So you want to ... X" :)

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