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Will GitHub delete past organization news feed items on a repository if it is deleted?

If an organization deletes a GitHub repository, are the prior public news-feed items relating to that repository also deleted?
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How does GitHub select and order which repositories appear under “Popular repositories”?

I can't make heads or tails of how GitHub seems to be choosing my "Popular Repositories". They seem to shift around. One of my repositories has one star (whoop-dee-doo!) and that one appears at the ...
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Porting Google Form answers to GitHub and generate link

I'm trying to generate files using user input on my Google Form, and send it to GitHub while providing the user a link to the newly created GitHub file. I suppose one can do it by asking for the user'...
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How to see my recent “line notes” (comments left on other people's commits) in Github?

In Github, you can comment on other peoples's commits, they are called "line notes": QUESTION: How to see all of my recent line notes? I write many per day, and when I want to link to my notes ...
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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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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. It happens both for forks and for ...
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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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Track traffic to GitHub repo longer than 14 days?

Is it possible to track and view/analyze traffic to a GitHub repository (possibly with referrers information) for a period longer than 14 days? That seems to be the longest period that I can see via ...
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Use Github pages on multiple repositories when one has a custom CNAME already?

I have a Github repository set up to host a small static site. The repository that hosts this is in the following format: username.github.io This repository is setup to use a custom domain and has ...
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Total number of clones for Github repo

Is there a way to see the total number of clones for a repo on GitHub? For now through 'traffic' it's possible to see some partial data, i.e. the number of clones in a two week interval. But I haven't ...
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How long is my public activity stored?

According to the answers to this question, there is no way to manually delete entries from one's GitHub activity feed. Are activity entries ever automatically deleted? Specifically, is there a limit ...
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Github: new/fixed issues statistics?

JIRA has graphs showing the evolution of created/closed issues: Does Github have the same kind of graph? If not, is it available on a third-party website, or generatable via a script?
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RSS feed for github account notifications

Via RSS, I'd like to receive my github.com account notifications (The notifications that alert you with the blue dot over the bell icon at the top of the github.com pages, accessible at https://github....
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Can I limit the data that the GItHub network graph shows?

I am using the GitHub network graph to analyze some of my repos. I would like to limit the data that the network graph shows to only the commits made in-between two particular dates because those are ...
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File size and storage limits on GitHub

From an answer given at Is there a limit in the number of GitHub organizations a single account can create?, it seems that if you don't see a hard limit published, you'll have to consider the ...
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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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View newsfeed/timeline for a specific GitHub repository

I'm aware GitHub lets you follow multiple repositories with the following features: Personalized newsfeed of all repos you're watching -- https://github.com Global timeline of all public repos -- ...
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Date of first commit

Given a GitHub repo, how can I quickly find the date of its first commit? I often want to know how old the project is, but I cannot find a quick way to get to the start of the commit histories for ...
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How to ask questions on GitHub?

I am using the Flickr4Java library, which is hosted on GitHub. I have a question to the authors. On the main page it is written: Comments and questions should be sent to the GitHub Repo. How do I ...
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How can I have a public searchable GitHub account?

My GitHub account is public: https://github.com/USER. I can see my name even if not connected (active Sign up, Sign in buttons). However, I cannot find my projects when searching after it (Google, ...
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Is there any way to see traffic sources to a Github project?

A lot of people just starred one of my Github projects overnight (yay!). Is there any way for me to figure out where this influx of traffic came from? Does Github provide any kind of analytics?
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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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How do you update a GitHub repo fork in the web interface?

I have a Github repository that I forked from some other project several months ago. It is now several months later and the original master repo has changed. I would like to update my repo to reflect ...
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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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Monitor Github pull request without commenting

I'd like to subscribe to all changes to a Github pull request without first having to put in a comment. Is there anyway to do that?
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Show GitHub commits in a Slack channel

How can I get GitHub commits to get posted to a Slack channel? All I could find in Slack's Help is this page, "Using the GitHub app with GitHub Enterprise" which is only for GitHub Enterprise.
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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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Can I trick GitHub into displaying the PDF in the browser instead of downloading it?

When viewing a PDF file on GitHub, there seems to be no way to have the browser simply display the file as opposed to downloading it. None of these links work, and these are the only ones I'm able to ...
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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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Disable keyboard shortcuts on Github?

I'm especially interested in disabling "T" button.
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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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How to use a GitHub as a hosting for a small static website?

I have found a project called impress.js on GitHub. This project has a cool demo at http://impress.github.io/impress.js/. How can I use GitHub in a similar way for my projects' demos (or at least ...
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Is there a way to set my timezone on github.com?

Whenever I make a comment/issue or commit. The time is off by 10 hours. I believe it is a timezone issue. Is there a way to change my timezone for my github account?
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Set default organization view when logging in to GitHub

If I am a part of multiple GitHub organizations, how can I set which GitHub organization I view by default when logging in?
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How to delete a file and folder from github.com repository using github.com's web interface?

How to delete a file and folder from github.com repository using github.com's web interface? I searched on Google but haven't found any answer. I have found about how to do using commands but I ...
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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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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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Markdown to insert and display an image on GitHub repo

According to the GitHub documentation, the Markdown syntax for inserting an image is: ![GitHub Logo](/images/logo.png) Format: ![Alt Text](url) Following their example syntax, I can't seem to be ...
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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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How can I import issues from BitBucket to GitHub?

I am trying to migrate a project from BitBucket to GitHub, and would like to import all the issues (preferably keeping their issue numbers intact). Is there some tool or service which will accomplish ...
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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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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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Is there a way to have GitHub send commit notifications including the diff?

Does anyone know of a way to have GitHub email commit/pull request notifications including the full diff of the commit? I know about the email service hook, but that doesn't send the diff.
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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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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 ...