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Tue, 21 Aug 2012

Finding forks.

github has become the place where a lot of code is made available.

It turns out that not everyone has the time or inclination to answer queries / questions or apply pull requests.

So, whenever I am investigating using something I've found, I always look to see what the forks are; if there are common issues, etc.

In the past, I've done this by hand, for small repositories it isn't too time consuming. Today, though, I sat down and wrote find-forks.py which will do this automatically.

Now, I find a project, clone it, run ./find-forks.py and settle down with gitk to examine the history and various other forks.

This works well for me, feel free to use or improve as you like. I hereby place this in the Public Domain.

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