I think I’m using GitHub wrong.
I use a hodgepodge of
: (i.e. “ssh”) URL schemes for my local
clones; sometimes I have a remote called “github” and sometimes I have one
called “origin”. Sometimes I clone from a fork I made and sometimes I clone
from the upstream.
I think the right way to use GitHub would instead be to always fork first, make my remote always be “origin”, and consistently name the upstream remote “upstream”. The problem with this, though, is that forks rapidly fall out of date, and I often want to automatically synchronize all the upstream branches.
Is there a script or a github option or something to synchronize a fork with upstream automatically, including all its branches and tags? I know there’s no comment field, but you can email me or reply on twitter.