I’ve forked from a repo on GitHub. I want to get the code from a branch on another user’s fork.
Must I clone this user’s whole repo to a separate local repo or can I do something like
git checkout link_to_the_other_users_branch?
$ git remote add theirusername [email protected]:theirusername/reponame.git $ git fetch theirusername $ git checkout -b mynamefortheirbranch theirusername/theirbranch
Note that there are multiple "correct" URIs you can use for the remote when you add it in the first step.
[email protected]:theirusername/reponame.gitis an SSH-based URI
https://github.com/theirusername/reponame.gitis an HTTPS URI
Which one you prefer to use will depend on your situation. GitHub has a help article explaining the difference and helping you choose: Which remote URL should I use?
Answered By – amalloy