git-fork man page

git-fork — Fork a repo on github

Synopsis

git-fork [<github-repo-url>]

Description

If a github repo url is given, fork the repo. Like clone but forks first.

1.
forks the repo on github
2.
clones the repo into the current dir
3.
adds the original repo as a remote called upstream

If a url is not given and the current dir is a github repo, fork the repo.

1.
forks the current repo
2.
rename the origin remote repo to upstream
3.
adds the forked repo as a remote called origin

Remotes will use ssh if you have it configured with GitHub, if not, https will be used.

Example

Fork expect.js:

$ git fork https://github.com/LearnBoost/expect.js

or just:

$ git fork LearnBoost/expect.js

Then:

$ ..<forks into your github profile and clones repo locally to expect.js dir>...

$ cd expect.js && git remote -v

  origin          git@github.com:<user>/expect.js (fetch)
  origin          git@github.com:<user>/expect.js (push)
  upstream        git@github.com:LearnBoost/expect.js (fetch)
  upstream        git@github.com:LearnBoost/expect.js (push)

If the current dir is a clone of expect.js, this has the same effect:

$ git fork

Author

Written by Andrew Griffiths <mail@andrewgriffithsonline.com>

Reporting Bugs

<https://github.com/tj/git-extras/issues>

See Also

<https://github.com/tj/git-extras>

Referenced By

git-extras(1).

August 2016 Git Extras