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Forking A Repository In Github

What Does Forking A Repository Means?

  1. Forking a repository means create a copy of repository under your github id.
  2. Any changes made in the original repository will be reflected in your forked repository.
  3. If you are doing any changes in your forked repository then you have to get the changes approved from the administrator of original repository in order to merge your changes.

How To Fork Your Repository?

  1. Login to the github portal.
  2. Click on ‘Your repositories’.
  3. Picture showing Your Repositories menu option in github
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  4. In the search box, search the repository. Make sure you search in ‘All GitHub’.
  5. Picture showing searching the font repository in github
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  6. Search results will be displayed below
  7. Picture showing the detail page of the repository
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  8. Click on the repository you want to fork.
  9. In the detail screen, you have an option for fork
  10. Picture showing the fork button for forking a repository in github
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  11. Following screen will come, that signifies that repository is getting copied.
Picture showing the screen displayed the progress of the forking
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Picture showing the output of forking the repository in github
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Posted By  -  Karan Gupta
Posted On  -  Thursday, August 22, 2019


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