This is a sort of note-to-self outlining the steps to contribute to open-source projects. The information is based on the excellent article by Steve Klabnik, and I felt it was worth repeating here.
First, fork the project on GitHub.
Clone the repo to your computer:
$ git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:your_name/project.git
Keep track of changes by creating an upsteam to the original repo:
$ cd dup_finder $ git remote add upstream https://github.com/mfueger/project.git $ git fetch upstream
Create a new feature branch for the changes you’re planning to make:
$ git checkout -b feature/new-feature (add new files or make changes) $ git add *changes* $ git commit -m "additions and changes"
Push changes to GitHub:
$ git push origin feature/new-feature
And finally, issue a pull request from your repo’s feature branch ;–)