This documents an unmaintained version of NetworkX. Please upgrade to a maintained version and see the current NetworkX documentation.
Set up your fork¶
First you follow the instructions for Making your own copy (fork) of networkx.
git clone email@example.com:your-user-name/networkx.git cd networkx git remote add upstream git://github.com/networkx/networkx.git
Clone your fork¶
Clone your fork to the local computer with
git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:your-user-name/networkx.git
Investigate. Change directory to your new repo:
cd networkx. Then
git branch -ato show you all branches. You’ll get something like:
* master remotes/origin/master
This tells you that you are currently on the
masterbranch, and that you also have a
origin/master. What remote repository is
git remote -vto see the URLs for the remote. They will point to your github fork.
Now you want to connect to the upstream networkx github repository, so you can merge in changes from trunk.
Linking your repository to the upstream repo¶
cd networkx git remote add upstream git://github.com/networkx/networkx.git
upstream here is just the arbitrary name we’re using to refer to the
main networkx repository at networkx github.
Note that we’ve used
git:// for the URL rather than
git:// URL is read only. This means we that we can’t accidentally
(or deliberately) write to the upstream repo, and we are only going to
use it to merge into our own code.
Just for your own satisfaction, show yourself that you now have a new
git remote -v show, giving you something like:
upstream git://github.com/networkx/networkx.git (fetch) upstream git://github.com/networkx/networkx.git (push) origin email@example.com:your-user-name/networkx.git (fetch) origin firstname.lastname@example.org:your-user-name/networkx.git (push)