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How to add upstream/topic_branch to local, forked repo

The following scenario is given:
1) upstream maintainer creates topic branch "ABC_branch"
2) my fork doesn't contain this new branch yet (neither locally nor on GitHub)


How can I add (clone or download, what ever) the new ABC_branch to my local repository without touching my local master or any other existing branch?

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Re: How to add upstream/topic_branch to local, forked repo

Hi @max123kl,


Thank you for being here! git rebase in its simplest form is a command which will “port” another branch (Branch A) into the branch where you are currently working (Branch B), by applying all of your unique commits from Branch B on top of Branch A and replacing Branch B with this revised version. That way, you can “catch up” to other branches by re-writing git history in your local git.


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