A fork is a duplicate of an existing repository. This “fork” is an independent entity that allows a contributor to interact with the original repository. Collaboration, experimentation, and contributions to open-source code are made possible by forking. It enables developers worldwide to collaborate, make changes, and contribute to projects while retaining the integrity of the source code. It is a secure approach to modify and test code without making changes directly to the original.
Note: The fork command is provided by a separate command-line tool than Git.
Steps to Fork a Repository
- Step 1
First the user login to his/her GitHub account using the command:
gh auth login
- Step 2
After successful login, the user can fork the repository using the command:
gh repo fork <repository_url>
This will create a new copy of the original repository.
Note: Users can get
repository_urlby going to the Github repository that they want to fork and copying the URL.
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