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On GitHub I created a wiki page, "Page1", but now I realize it was a bad name and I want to rename it to "Page2" instead.

There are many external third-party HTTP links to Page1, so deleting it would be bad for the users and for SEO.

Is there a way to redirect Page1 to Page2 like in Wikipedia?

(GitHub uses the Gollum wiki engine)

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I have not found any better solution than this so far:

  1. Create Page2,
  2. Copy-paste content of Page1 to Page2,
  3. Replace content of Page1 with a link to Page2 like this: Moved, please see [[Page 2]].
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You can clone the wiki repository (see URL at "Clone this wiki locally"), rename the file locally, do a git commit and a git push.

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