How to pull new code from origial repository to a local forked repository

In this thread on Stackoverflow you’ll find an easy method to pull new/updated code from an original repository to your local fork:

# Add this in a terminal in the relevant directory:
git remote add upstream
git fetch upstream

# then: (like "git pull" which is fetch + merge)
git merge upstream/master master

# or, better, replay your local work on top of the fetched branch
# like a "git pull --rebase"
git rebase upstream/master

After adding the upstream you only have to run the merge or rebase command now and then – whenever you know or suppose that the code was updated.


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