I'm sure many of you have done the following:
- Google: "How to make make a pull request"
- Cry when you see the long string of commands that need to be entered and memorised.
It doesn't need to be that complicated.
I myself have spent many years using the CLI making many, many mistakes. I just recently moved to GitHub desktop it is so much faster and just an all-round more pleasant experience.
Go to https://desktop.github.com/ and download the GitHub desktop. Once downloaded and installed I'd recommend having a little watch of this video to get up to speed with it — it's definitely worth a watch:
Go to the repository — at the top right of the page, there should be a fork button!
In this example, I am going to make a pull request to a friend's repository and just update their readme.md
Go to your forked repo on Github and make sure your changes have been added:
Click New Pull Request:
Check over the changes then click Create Pull Request!
That's all there is to it, it's very simple and the GitHub desktop tool helps speed up the process — it also helps in actually understanding what these bloody commands are doing!
I hope this helps, happy hacking!