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Git merge from one repo to another repo

This blog is for those who are looking for merging code from one repo to another repo.

Why I will merge code from one repo to another?
I forked from one git repo(may be some public git repo) and did some cutomization on existing code. Occasionaly, features are being introduced in main git branch and I would like to get all those features in my own git repo. In this scenario, I would like to merge latest changes in my git repo.

Here are few simple steps which will merge code from one git repo to another-

1. Clone the repo1(source git repo)
> git clone  
> git pull

2. Clone the repo2(destination git repo)
> git clone
> git pull

3. Goto repo2 (destination git folder) and checkout your prefered branch
> cd repo2
> git checkout master> 

4. Use below command to see the remote branch associated with your destination git repo
> git remote -v 
origin (fetch)
origin (push)

5. Add source branch as upstream branch
> git remote add upstream
> git remote -v  - to verify that new upstream repo is added
origin (fetch)
origin (push)
upstream (fetch)
upstream (push)

6. You can use git command to pull and push the latest changes from one repo to another

7. Remove upstream once your latest changes are merged
> git branch --unset-upstream

Happy coding! Please share in case you experience any issue.


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  2. Step 5 should say repo1 on the first line --> git remote add upstream


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