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I cloned a GitHb repository locally, and played with the project, and made some changes, with the intention of just using it myself.

Now I would like to offer my changes to the owner.

All the instructions I see tell me to Fork the repository, make changes, then make a pull request.

But I've already made changes to my clone.

What can I do?

(you may have guessed that I'm not a Git user normally!)
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Updated 30-Jun-23 14:27pm
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Richard Deeming 8-Jul-15 8:42am    
Does this SO answer[^] help?
_Maxxx_ 9-Jul-15 7:24am    
It did, thanks - exactly what I was trying to do!
Still didn't work but I think it is permissions problems now, so have contacted the repository owner.

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iirc, the 'pull request' is to the owner of the original repo (or other interested parties) informing them that you have mods (etc) for them to review - so I don't see any issues with your workflow so far

I use Atlassian SourceTree btw for git (its free !!!), since I'm visual in nature (as opposed to command-line, although there's another basic window based tool as well) - SourceTree has a Shift+Alt+P key combination for issuing a pull request

I think this is what you are referring to http://git-scm.com/docs/git-request-pull[^]
 
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_Maxxx_ 8-Jul-15 8:26am    
I have used SourceTree so I might give it a go and just see what happens - just was concerned that all the docco I can find says to do a pull request from your branch.

Update - tried it, couldn't get it to work (seems to be a permissions thing)

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