- Open TerminalTerminalGit Bash.
- Change the current working directory to your local project.
- Check out the branch you wish to merge to. Usually, you will merge into the default branch.
$ git checkout DEFAULT_BRANCH_NAME
- Pull the desired branch from the upstream repository. This method will retain the commit history without modification.
$ git pull https://hostname/ORIGINAL_OWNER/ORIGINAL_REPOSITORY.git BRANCH_NAME
- If there are conflicts, resolve them. For more information, see "Addressing merge conflicts".
- Commit the merge.
- Review the changes and ensure they are satisfactory.
- Push the merge to your GitHub repository.
$ git push origin DEFAULT_BRANCH_NAME
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Merging an upstream repository into your fork
If you don't have push (write) access to an upstream repository, then you can pull commits from that repository into your own fork.