Second steps with git


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Leaving this here in case I'll search for it later again - and I'm pretty sure I will.

The following is a simplification of the git workflow detailed earlier - in particular the first two steps and a little background.



Instead of starting by cloning the upstream repository on github and than going from there as follows:


#clone the github repository
git clone git@github.com:MaineC/mahout.git

#add upstream to the local clone
git remote add upstream git://git.apache.org/mahout.git


you can also take a slightly different approach and start with an empty github repository to push your changes into instead:


#clone the upstream repository
git clone git://git.apache.org/mahout.git

#add upstream your personal - still empty - repo to the local clone
git remote add personal git@github.com:MaineC/mahout.git

#push your local modifications branch mods to your personal repo
git push personal mods


That should leave you with branch mods being visible in your personal repo now.