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Hi Chandragupta,


1.You should clone a repository if you plan to push your changes back to the same repository where you have read+write access privileges.

2. You will need to fork the repository, which creates an editable copy of the entire repository (including all of its branches and commits) in your own source control management (e.g. Git) account under your ID.

Later, if you want to contribute back to the original project, you can make a pull request to the owner of the original cookbook repository so that your submitted changes can be merged into the main branch.

The workflow is like

  • Create a fork on Bitbucket.
  • Clone the forked repository your local system.
  • Modify the local repository.
  • Commit your changes.
  • Push changes back to the remote fork on Bitbucket.
  • Create a pull request from the forked repository (source) back to the original (destination).

How to Fork a Repository

  1. Locate the repository you want to fork.
    You can use the search area in the Bitbucket menu bar. 
  2. Navigate to the repository.
  3. Click the Fork button.


I hope this answers your question.




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A tool for eating with, or breaking up soil, a junction where a path or road splits in two, or a procedure where you decide to start a big new project starting from an existing project with no intention of merging the new stuff back into the original (that usage is derived from the one about the path)

Thanks. But how to create a fork of a repo in bitbucket? Is it same as cloning?

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