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Your First Pull Request

Chrissy LeMaire edited this page Jan 16, 2019 · 30 revisions

Here's a quick tutorial on creating your first pull request.

  1. Fork the project, clone your fork, and configure the remotes:

    # Clone your fork of the repo into the current directory
    git clone<your-username>/dbatools.git
    # Navigate to the newly cloned directory
    cd dbatools
    # Assign the original repo to a remote called "upstream"
    git remote add upstream
  2. If you cloned a while ago, get the latest changes from upstream:

    git checkout development
    git pull upstream development
  3. Create a new topic branch (off the main project development branch) to contain your feature, change, or fix:

    git checkout -b <topic-branch-name>
  4. Commit your changes in logical chunks. For any Git project, some good rules for commit messages are

    • the first line is commit summary, 50 characters or less,
    • followed by an empty line
    • followed by an explanation of the commit, wrapped to 72 characters.

    See a note about git commit messages for more.

    The first line of a commit message becomes the title of a pull request on GitHub, like the subject line of an email. Including the key info in the first line will help us respond faster to your pull.

  5. Push your topic branch up to your fork:

    git push origin <topic-branch-name>
  6. Open a Pull Request with a clear title and description.

  7. Done!

Tutorial used from: pointcloudlibrary

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