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How to synchronize your forked repository

Synchronize your repository forked from other upstream repository, with the upstream repository.

For example,

I forked from https://github.com/sideshowcoder/localmemcache .
My forked repository is https://github.com/junaruga/localmemcache .

I want to synchronize https://github.com/sideshowcoder/localmemcache 's modification.
How?

$ cd $GIT_DIR/localmemcache
$ git remote -v
origin	https://github.com/junaruga/localmemcache.git (fetch)
origin	https://github.com/junaruga/localmemcache.git (push)

Add the repository: https://github.com/sideshowcoder/localmemcache as "upstream".

$ git remote add upstream https://github.com/sideshowcoder/localmemcache.git
$ git remote -v
origin	https://github.com/junaruga/localmemcache.git (fetch)
origin	https://github.com/junaruga/localmemcache.git (push)
upstream	https://github.com/sideshowcoder/localmemcache.git (fetch)
upstream	https://github.com/sideshowcoder/localmemcache.git (push)

Get latest modification from the upstream repository's master branch.
You can see the local source is updated.

$ git pull upstream master

$ git log

Finally to synchronize your github repository with upstream repository.

$ git push origin master

That's all.

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