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When empty organisation accounts are 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?
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What precautions to take on removing users from Github Enterprise?

I know that I should take ownership of any personal repositories (and gists, etc) they have that might contain company data before removal. However, what's the impact on repositories belonging to an ...
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Embed GitHub repository overview and stats

Is there a way to embed a GitHub repo overview (showing its stats, creator and description, etc.) into a webpage? In Slack, if you paste a GitHub repo URL, it will show the repo description and user ...
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Will a private Github repo always stay private?

To create a private Github repository, you either have to pay for a subscription or (if you are a student) get a free student developer pack. Will your private Github repositories remain private ...
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“could not find driver” error when registering at ghtorrnt.org/dblite

ghtorrent.org is a website that hosts a database of information collected from GitHub. The site has a webapp for querying the database remotely called DBLite. Whenever I try to create an account on ...
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Can I create an issue in a GitHub repository by sending an email?

Is there any way to allow team members to raise the issue on GitHub by simply sending the details to some email address, like how FogBugz allows it?
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Is it ok to use github as a file hosting?

Is it ok to use github as a file hosting ? Now i dont mean it like cloud hosting like dropbox. For example: ...
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Link to “Plans and pricing” page at GitHub

How can I click-out my way to "Plans and pricing" page? Is there any link leading to this page on my repo's page or anywhere else? I can't see it in standard GitHub footer. Each time I need to open ...
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How can I provide search for a Github wiki hosted in a private (organizational) repo?

We have a lot of engineering documentation stored in a shared repo wiki. The repo itself, though, is private (i.e. part of an organization). Although there is functionality in the wiki to search for ...
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Get language breakdown of all GitHub repositories by user

Is there a way to get the total language breakdown of all of a user's (specifically my) repositories in the same way as GitHub provides language breakdowns by repository? Or do I need to make one ...
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Linking Javadoc Page from Github

I have been working on Github project Android-Commons. It is a collection of common Android Utilities. I have made documentation for Project code(See here). What I am facing issue is with I am not ...
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How do I convert branches into whole new repositories on Github Enterprise?

Wondering if there's an easy GUI way to convert a branch into a completely separate repository in Github Enterprise? We had some less experienced people do our Subversion to Github migration back a ...
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PDF of GitHub Readme file

Is there a way to download the Readme file of a GitHub project as a PDF, with the same formatting as the readme?
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How can I add special text format on GitHub?

I am trying to add text formatted in a special way to a GitHub repo on README.md file but it is not rendering the text format the way I want it. I have attached images below. I want it to look like ...
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How to return data from GitHub API in XML?

There is official GitHub API which returns data in JSON, but is there any way to return the data in XML format? JSON format example: https://api.github.com/repos/github/github-services/issues
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List of github users being followed by me

When you follow someone on GitHub, you'll get notifications on your dashboard about their activity. But where will I get the list of the people I am following?
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How can one upload files to GitHub via the web interface?

My question related to the Github.com web interface only. Similar to this question (Create a folder in GitHub via the web interface), is it possible to upload files to a GitHub repository using only ...
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What's the use of “user referenced this issue from a commit in repository” in GitHub issues?

I have a bunch of entries that say "someone referenced this issue from a commit in someone/project" that are automatically inserted by GitHub in the comments of a reported issue. These are not ...
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How can I default Github Enterprise to private repositories?

On the Github Enterprise system, is there a way to make "private" the default mode for repositories? We're setup to allow both our normal internal users as well as certain vendors to have access to ...
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Can't see the forks of a project on GitHub when “Too many forks to display” is shown

When I click on a project with a lot of forks, I see the following message: Couldn't load network graph. Too many forks to display. Example: https://github.com/odoo/odoo/network What to do ...
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Does a GitHub account password change affect generated SSH keys?

I have a generated SSH key on my computer (Ubuntu 14.04) with help from the GitHub.com blog. Now, if I change the password of my GitHub account (from same or other computer) do I then need to ...
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How can I make my Github Wiki crawlable by search engines? robots.txt seems to forbid it

While using the W3C link checker, I found out that my Github Wiki can't be crawled: https://github.com/aegif/CmisSync/wiki/Getting-started-with-CmisSync-development Status: (N/A) Forbidden by ...
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What does “authored 7 days ago; committed 14 hours ago” mean on GitHub?

I'm seeing this on this GitHub repository: What does this mean? How can something be "authored 7 days ago", and yet "committed 14 hours ago"?
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Integrate GitHub branches beginning with string in a Slack channel

Is it possible to create a GitHub integration for a Slack channel where it only posts changes on branches beginning with "some-string-*"?
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Maximum notifications per comment in GitHub

When using GitHub, I sometimes list several users with the @ sign to indicate that they should look at e.g. a pull request. The other day, I did this with about 20 people, and some of them were not ...
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one github account, both personal and for work - how to make it secure?

So I do have a github account which has my personal stuff, but it also is a part of the 'organization' I have at work. Now - the work stuff is sensitive. I really care about it being secure. I want ...
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Can I see a commit's real Author details details in Github? (NOT just the Github username!)

When looking at a commit in Github, I want to see the value of the "Author" field in the commit. As far as I can tell, Github will only show me the Github username. Too see the author field, I need ...
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Is it possible to authenticate to GitHub using OpenID?

I just want to report a bug to a GitHub project, and I'd hate to go through opening yet another account just for that. OpenID authentication would have been perfect for me - but unfortunately, I ...
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Is there a way to link to a commit on Github without specifying repo path?

I am trying to automate links to commits in Github Enterprise from our issue tracking system (TargetProcess). The commit hash is already referenced in TP and I'd like to make it clickable so that it ...
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Can I configure GitHub to trigger an email, twitter, or other event when a new release is published?

I would like to send notifications to a specific set of users when a new version of our software is released. People who 'watch' the repository get notifications for releases from GitHub, but I would ...