Q: How can I merge a distinct pull request to my local git repo ?
You can easily merge a desired pull request using the following command. If you are doing this merge at first time you need to clone a fresh check-out of the master branch to your local machine and apply this command from the console.
git pull https://github.com/wso2-dev/product-esb +refs/pull/78/head
Q: How do we get the current repo location of my local git repo?
A: The below command will give the git repo location your local repo is pointing to.
git remote -v
Q: Can we change my current repo url to a remote repo url
A: Yes. You can point to another repo url as below.
git remote set-url origin https://github.com/dimuthud/carbon-platform-integration-utils.git
Q: What is the git command to clone directly from a non-master branch (eg: two branches master & release-1.9.0 how to clone from release-1.9.0 branch directly without switching to release-1.9.0 after cloning from the master)
A: Use the following git command.
git clone -b release-1.9.0 https://github.com/wso2/product-apim.git
Q : I need to go ahead and build no matter i get build failures. Can I do that with maven build?
A: Yes. Try building like this.
mvn clean install -fn
Q : Can I directly clone a tag of a particular git branch ?
A : Yes. Lets Imagine your tag is 4.3.0 , Following command will let you directly clone the tag instead the branch.
Syntax : git clone --branch <tag_name> <repo_url>
git clone --branch carbon-platform-integration-utils-4.3.0 https://github.com/wso2/carbon-platform-integration-utils.git
Q : To See git remote urls in more detail
A : git remote show origin
Q: Creating a new branch
git checkout -b NewBranchName
git push origin master
git checkout master
git branch (The pointer * represents that, In which branch you are right now.)
git push origin NewBranchName
For More Info : http://stackoverflow.com/questions/9257533/what-is-the-difference-between-origin-and-upstream-on-github