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Last active Aug 29, 2015
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Git checklist and workflow

Here's a checklist of some generic steps and git commands that I use:

  • Fork the project
  • Clone it to your local development system git clone
  • Set up your git remotes (origin and upstream) git remote -v git remote add <remote name> <url of remote repo> Note: you will only need to do this step once.
  • Create a local branch for any new development git branch <feature branch name> and checkout the branch git checkout <feature branch name>
  • Develop and commit changes to the local branch git add, git commit, git log, git status
  • Get the most up to date version of the upstream code git fetch upstream
  • Rebase your changes onto upstream git rebase upstream/master Use git log to check that your commit is the most recent.
  • Push the changes to your GitHub repo git push origin <feature branch name>
  • Go to your account in GitHub and submit the pull request 😄

As an aside, git status is your friend. Use it often 😉

While this might seem like a lot now, it's very helpful to have a consistent workflow since it keeps you organized and saves time and reduces errors in the long run.

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