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Remove upstream from forked repository on GitHub

I forked a repository as a starting point for a new project, never intending to submit pull requests to the original repo. It's become annoying to have to select my own master branch every time I want ...
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How to upload a JAR to GitHub releases?

How do I use GitHub releases to upload a JAR file? Attempts to upload a JAR result in a message that ZIP files, among others are supported. JAR files are ZIP files, just with a different extension, of ...
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Prevent user from opening issues

I would like to stop a problem user from opening further issues and commenting. I own the repository. I see the block option, but it is not clear what it does.
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“Pin” link to commit ref from generic tree ref on Github

Let's say I'm on a Github page for a file in a repository, like so: https://github.com/apple/swift/blob/master/stdlib/public/SwiftShims/HeapObject.h#L33 Note that this links to line 33 and branch ...
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Add a note/comment to a GitHub pull request, before the request has been opened

I'm looking for a way to add a note to a pull request on GitHub but in advance of the branch being ready to have the pull request created/opened. My use case here is that I want to add some notes for ...
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How to create regular automated backup of git database

I need to do regular automated backups of my git database in a secured AWS S3 bucket. Currently git is running in aws instance. GIT is installed from omnibus package.
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Even after I press “Publish release”, Github release stays as Draft

Creating a Github release usually works well, but for one particular project I can't seem to be able to publish: The Draft stays a Draft and never gets published. Is it because that project is a ...
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Find issues with or without a pull request

GitHub offers a search syntax that allows you to filter issues based on many things. However, there doesn't seem to be a way to find issues with or without open pull requests. Am I missing something? ...
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View a project on GitHub in action, to see its functionality

I forked several projects on GitHub based on keywords that reflect their functionality. However, I need a visual version of a working app (as opposed to its code) so I know if it is what I want to ...
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Which cookie to save to avoid GitHub two-factor authentication?

I've enabled GitHub's two-factor authentication, and I also use the Firefox add-on selectivecookiedelete to delete most cookies upon closing the browser. I would like to white-list GitHub's domain, ...
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How do I download a particular file from GitHub?

I only need one particular file from a project published on GitHub so it makes little sense to download the whole project. But I just can't find the download button.
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Initialize a github repository after creation

I created a github repository (for SVN use) and chose not to initialize it in the wizard. Now, I cannot find an option to initialize the repository (I do not have a Git client installed, and I prefer ...
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How to keep relative links in GitHub subproject consistent in npmjs.org interface

The code of the npm package I'm developing belongs to a bigger repo, which contains a lot of different stuff. There's a README.md file with relative links to the documentation contained in the same ...
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How to fork a GitHub project AND keep all pull requests

I am forking a GitHub project that has been abandoned. There are about 5 important pull requests that need to be accepted (including mine!), but the project owner is AWOL. When I use the GitHub web ...
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How do I find open pull requests authored by anyone on my team, but not other teams?

To find open pull requests submitted to repositories within my organization, I can search github like so: is:open user:orgname is:pr To search for Carol's requests, I do this: is:open ...
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simple page host on github.io returns 404

My GitHub URL is https://github.com/qiaoba, and https://github.com/qiaoba/qiaoba.github.io is the repository on my master branch. But I get a 404 page returned when I'm trying to visit ...
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If I am added as a collaborator to a github repository, how can I get it to show on my profile?

I was added as a collaborator to a github repository. I recieved an email about it and everything, but it doesn't appear on my "Repositories" list when I go to my profile. Is there a reason for this ...
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Using a custom name for GitHub account page, but not for project pages?

Right now, I'm using Github pages to host my personal blog, and have myname.com set up using the CNAME instructions they give. However, I have several projects which I'd like to set up pages for, and ...
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Which fork is marked as a main repository when the original one is deleted in GitHub?

For instance, there is a repo called foo. There are three forks of it called foo-bar, foo-baz and foo-baq which were created sequentially. foo is updated quite frequently. Forks are more or less ...
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What's the minimum permission so users can tick on GitHub Task lists?

GitHub introduced some time ago Task lists. What is the minimum permission do I need to set-up, so collaborators/assignees are able to tick those boxes on the issue of the project?
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How can I configure Github to accept files via email?

I've got systems that we version the configs on, which are capable of e-mailing the configs out automatically periodically. Obviously with a document management system (such as Alfresco via ...
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How to fix a GitHub hosted blog post URL and Project Page URL collision?

I have hosted my blog via GitHub pages along with a custom CNAME - praveenpuglia.com. A few days ago I created a project named show-me-my-colors and the project page for it had the URL - ...
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Is jqueryscript.net pages generated automatically?

I recently created a jQuery plugin and pushed in github.com. Next day (or few hour later) I found in github traffic some referral from jqueryscript.net, I click the referral and they have a page ...
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How to correctly mark PR status for GitHub Pull Requests with multiple commits

I'm trying to implement some CI checks for some code that I'm hosting on GitHub. The problem is that when I push multiple commits to the same Pull Request, the overall PR status says "All checks have ...
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How can I navigate to a previous commit after a file has been moved?

If I have browsed to a file on a commit that moved the file, what is the easiest way to navigate to the previous commit and location of the file? For example, see the commit history on this file. ...
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Show pull requests on github regarding a specific file or line

Lets assume I found a typo in some project's file. The project has a lot of open pull requests¹, so it's not practical to manually search through the pull requests if any of them contain a fix for ...
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Where is the 'Download .zip' link on the mobile GitHub interface?

I was doing some programming and decided to get PHPMailer (https://github.com/PHPMailer/PHPMailer). Since I often use my phone to write code, I went to the site to get the download link to wget onto ...
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Can I delete a GitHub fork before it's merged, or do I have to wait until after?

I forked a GitHub repo and submitted a Pull Request. But now my account still has a copy of the original repository. Must I have that repo on my account enabled/present until the merge is done or I ...
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How to enable Bountysource plugin on GitHub to have integration with issues?

I have Authorized app (Bountysource) at /settings/applications on GitHub (by linking my account into GitHub). Now I would like to have interactive integration with GitHub issues (so it'll ...
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When are empty organisation accounts cleared up?

There are many empty organisation accounts on GitHub (e.g. organisation) which takes just a name, but their repositories are empty, so they're not useful at all. Is there any point of time when they ...
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How to fork a particular branch only from a Github repository?

If a repository has multiple branches, is it possible to fork a particular branch only as a main branch in my fork, on Github?
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GitHub exclude README.md from download zip

So I'm pretty new to GitHub and I've spent the last 2 days getting to grips with it and frankly its awesome! but you all know that already! anyhow... I'm under the impression that you need a ...
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Most efficient way to share private code samples to potential employers on GitHub?

I have currently a public GitHub account with lots of my older code on it but I want to share some of my newer, but private code with employers that I am applying to because it's more relevant. This ...
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Will github delete past organization news feed items on a repository if it is deleted?

if an organization deletes a git-hub repository, are the prior public news-feed items relating to that repository also deleted?
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What happens if dependency repository is deleted on GitHub?

I own a GitHub repository, A. Repository B is another open-source project, which is owned by someone else. Repository A depends on repository B (repository B is a submodule of A). If the owner of ...
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Does granting access to external services expose my privately available repos?

I have a GitHub account. I have a few public repos, and I am also part of an organization which has private ones. Suppose I subscribe (or was already subscribed) to a service like gitbooks.io, or ...
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Is it possible to display the README.md content before the directory index on github?

When github displays the content of a directory, it first shows an index of the files in the directory and then, if available, the content of an optional README.md file. This of course means that one ...
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Update my fork and create pull request on GitHub web interface [closed]

When I am in my fork and click on "Compare, review, create a pull request" (that green button), I get this: So my question: How can I update my fork and create a pull request, I couldn't find any ...
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“What links here” feature for github?

Is there a "what links here" feature for github? I know its issue management system has something similar implemented. From another issue, if we link to another issue (on github of course) the latter ...
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How do I make a “Star this project on GitHub” link?

On a couple blog posts, talking about software projects I've seen a small thing that when clicked causes you to star the project on GitHub. It's about the same size as one of the things to like ...
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GitHub - Can I receive email notifications using non-primary address

On GitHub I have multiple email addresses. I would like people to contact me using one address (i.e. show this address on my profile), but actually receive email notifications using another. However I ...
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Opening PDF in a browser with GitHub Pages

I am using GitHub Pages to host my website. I have a PDF file that I want visitors to be able to open directly in a browser. But when I upload the PDF file to GitHub Pages and link to it, it opens in ...
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Can I list to which projects I ever contributed?

Is it possible to get a complete list of all GitHub projects (repositories) I ever contributed to? I know that I can see the latest 5 on my home page, but I would like to get a complete list. It ...
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Markdown editor on Github

Am I missing something or does Github lack a markdown editor (like the one here that lets me select a text and then click on "B" in the menu above the editor window to make the text bold)? I sometimes ...
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How to receive a notification when someone edits my project's GitHub wiki

I own a GitHub organisation and project. Unknown people (out of the organization) sometimes edit my project's wiki, which is cool. How can I receive a notification when someone edits my project's ...
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Is there any way to delete pull request status checks on GitHub?

I've been looking for a means of removing some status checks created by a CI tool I was evaluating from my pull requests in my GitHub repository, but I haven't had any luck finding a way of achieving ...
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How can I get email notifications when add or remove a tag to a github.com issue?

How can I get email notifications when adding or removing a tag to a github.com issue? I need that because we are using tag addition and removal to sign issues status changes. The statuses are ...
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How are milestones ordered in GitHub?

How are GitHub milestones ordered? Is it possible to order them somehow? They're not ordered alphabetically (I tried adding 0, 1, 2, etc., didn't work). They're not ordered by last update. UPDATE: ...
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Should I use my personal github account for work? [closed]

I have both a personal and a work github accounts. Switching between them is a pain; even though the CLI identity management is doable (1, 2), logging in and out from github's excellent website is ...
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View the history of a file that got renamed

I committed a file a few times, then renamed it and committed. How to view the history of it prior to its renaming?