Syncing Forks Without Merge Commits II: CLI


# Add an upstream remote for the repo that you just forked from
git remote add upstream https://github.com/ORIGINAL_OWNER/ORIGINAL_REPOSITORY.git

# Fetch the branch info
git fetch upstream

# Check out the local branch you'd like to sync up
# Set it to track against the local master so we can push/pull with shorthand
git checkout master --set-upstream=origin/master

# merge in the changes from the upstream repo
# at this point you should fast-forward and be in sync with the remote branch
git merge upstream/master

# push the local sync up to your repo
# since we set this to track origin/master already there is no need to specify
git push

Docs:
Configuring A Remote For A Fork
Syncing A Fork

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