How to Pull a Branch from Another User's Fork using Git
Suppose there is a repository called
repo_name which both I and
some_user have forked.
Generally, each time I make a change, I’ll pull from
upstream, which is the project we want to contribute to as well as our source of truth. In this command, I pull
git pull upstream master
I’ll merge any conflicts that may appear and push my changes to
origin, which is my own fork of the repository. It’s at this point when I’ll submit a pull or merge request.
git push origin some_branch
But what if I wanted to pull from a branch on another user’s fork of
We can run through these terminal commands:
git remote add some_user firstname.lastname@example.org:some_user/repo_name.git git fetch some_user git checkout -b my_name_for_their_branch some_user/their_branch
The URI used in the first step above can be either an SSH-based URI or an HTTP URI. Either will work depending on how your system is set up.
- SSH-based URI:
- HTTP URI: