On Sun, Aug 23, 2015 at 3:26 PM, Philip Oakley <philipoak...@iee.org> wrote:

> I have a project on github which has been forked (friendly!).
>> What is the best workflow to examine merge the commits in the fork?
>> Of course I can git clone it separately but it seems that way I will miss
>> out on all the git branch etc goodness
> Just set up the Fork as a remote, and Fetch it (not Pull which would merge
> it).
> You will then see all of the forks data (assuming a full refspec for the
> fetch) under the 'remote's' branches.

Yeah I gathered that remotes is what I want However I am a bit wooly around
Particularly the syntax of the stuff that gets added to the remotes section
of the repo-config
remote+fetch (not pull) is new -- thanks

> It can take a sudden moment of realisation that remotes (rtb's) are
> actually local, and are just a convenient naming convention to keep our(*)
> little minds happy.
Thats a good realization.
Yeah I came to it also but its good that you confirm that

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