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What does starring a repository on GitHub do?

GitHub rolled out their new notifications and stars feature. But does starring do anything for a repository? Is it just to show support or interest? Is there any functional purpose to the user? ...
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Github receive updates of starred projects via email of commits on master branch

I've starred a project on Github. I'd like to receive via email notification of major updates of that project (basically commits on the master branch). I know there is the "Watch" options but I don't ...
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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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Fork and cloning differences

I'm learning about Git and GitHub as server. I read threads about cloning and forking differences, because their are similar. I can clone a public repository locally, then create a new one on GitHub, ...
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Grant someone read access to a private repository

I have a private repository on GitHub. Is it possible for me to grant someone read access to the repository so that they can make changes in their own branch and submit pull requests which I can then ...
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How to prevent a public GitHub repository from showing up on search results

Is there a way that I can prevent a public GitHub repository from showing up on search results? And if yes, how can I do this?
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How do I search GitHub Enterprise for a branch name?

Sometimes I know the GitHub Enterprise branch name that I want to be working on, but I don't know the actual repository/application name. How do I perform a search for a given branch name?
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Possible formats and file names in GitHub main repository page, instead of README.md?

In GitHub, a repository's main page, under the list of files, by default, there's a compiled view of a README.md markdown file. I like it. But, can this be a reStructuredText file, or an HTML file, ...
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Is there a way to add new GitHub repositories automatically to a team?

Say I have an organization on GitHub called ORG and a team comprising of all members in the org called TEAM_ORG. I would like any number of repositories that I ever create under the ORG GitHub ...
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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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Default issue view in GitHub

When I click on the Issues button for a repository, the default filter is: is:open is:issue Is there a way to change the default so that a particular milestone is excluded? For instance: is:open ...
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Collect user data before they are allowed to clone public GitHub repo

I want to put a user data request page before a GitHub user can clone my public repository or download a zip of the source file. Is it possible?
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Search GitHub for Android apps and sort by stars

I want to search GitHub for repos of Android apps, and sort by stars. Is that possible?
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Tracking github commits using RSS

I'm monitoring the commit log of a project my team is working on, and I was wondering whether there's any way to view the commits in an RSS/Atom reader. I.e., is there any URL provided by github that ...
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Github “Network” page: How to center on last commit (not just last commit to master)

I use Github's "Network" page a lot: https://github.com/nicolas-raoul/Anki-Android/network Unfortunately it centers on the latest commit to master, and we do most of the work in branches, so the ...
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How to report a bug to a GitHub project, that is missing an issues page?

I wanted to try out this project for recording audio files to Android, libogg-vorbis-android. Unfortunately, it looks like the project is missing some files that weren't added and committed to the ...
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Lists in tables — github markdown

How can I add numeric list to table cell using github markdown? Is it possible? For example, I have: Col 1 | Col 2 --- | --- *Still* | `renders` 1 | 2 And: 1. Text 1 2. text 2 3. text 3 How ...
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Show diff of two revisions for GitHub Gists

I can see how to view a specific revision and all revision diffs for a GitHub Gist, but do not see how to pick two revisions for comparison, like Wikipedia does. How can this be viewed?
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Github filtered download

Overview The basic question of this post is very similar to the following: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4604663/github-download-single-files However the question here is how to get a ...
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Why would GitHub decide I can't comment on diffs?

Yesterday I changed my password on our network. Now when I go to our GitHub from Firefox, it won't let me add comments to diffs (the little marker doesn't appear to the left of the line number). This ...
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How to compare releases to a specific branch?

I notice that in the GitHub “Releases” page there is a handy mention of how many commits have occurred since branch “Develop”. For instance, see this example from AnkiDroid. How can GitHub be ...
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Hosting multiple web apps on GitHub

Recently I discovered that we can host our web apps on GitHub and publish them with the repo URL. I created a repo named myusername.github.io and published my web app on it. Now I want to host ...
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What time zone are the main GitHub servers located in?

Which time zone is GitHub working from on their servers? For example, a commit made on Sun Dec 2 05:01:00 2012 +0200 is interpreted by GitHub as a commit made on 1st December 2012 in the ...
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Stop being auto-subscribed to GitHub repositories from an organisation

I’ve been joined to a GitHub “organisation” for some things I do at the day job occasionally (administrative and Debian packaging things). I’m not normally involved in the development of the stuff ...
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Remove “Repositories contributed to” from GitHub profile? [duplicate]

How does one remove entries from the "Repositories contributed to" on GitHub? I've got a few that are listed (due to bug reports), but I don't want to be associated with them.
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What are the repercussions of having multiple free Github accounts? [closed]

According to Github's TOS: One person or legal entity may not maintain more than one free account. At the moment, I have one Free account (that I created a long time ago with my usual username), ...
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Can I associate a github gist with an organization?

My team has a GitHub organization account. A lot of the work I do results in one-off scripts that we want to be able to have on our organization page, but that aren't big enough projects to justify ...
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How to remove names from “GitHub contribution list”

I fixed some minor typos from someone's GitHub repository and now, in my GitHub profile, the repository is listed as one of which I have contributed to. Is there any way to remove it from my profile?
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Highlight deleted and added lines with GitHub Markdown

How can I highlight deleted and added lines like in this comment? How do I make it look like a git diff? Do I have to use HTML? Or is there some tricky syntax like strikethrough?
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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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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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Can you convert secret GitHub gists to public?

Is it possible to convert a secret GitHub gist into a public viewable version? It seems like this is something that would appear under "Advanced Options", unfortunately there is no option to convert ...
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Am I allowed to host a commerical website on Github Pages?

Can I host my company's website on Github Pages, if I wanted? Are there any restrictions on what you can and can't use Github pages for? We don't get a lot of traffic, so I don't think bandwidth is ...
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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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Sequential to-do list using GitHub issues

At my company we are using GitHub issues to track issues, bugs, tasks, etc. We have tags for priorities but that is not working really well. What we would like to do is to build a list of tasks that ...
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If I disable issues in GitHub, do I lose the current set of issues?

If I disable the issue tracker in my Github repo, do I lose my current set of issues or do they re-appear when I re-enable it?
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Filtering issues without certain tag on GitHub

Does the current GitHub issue search engine provide any way for users to search for reports without certain tag? Classical use-case would be having a granular grouping such as [bug], [enhancement], ...
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Create private pages in GitHub for Doxygen documentation

I develop an iOS app and I comment my code in Doxygen style. I would use the feature "pages" proposed by GitHub but unfortunately, pages can't be private. After searching on Google, I saw this POST - ...
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Why do the descriptions of GitHub repos not always show up in the Repositories tab?

When I find a GitHub project that I like, I often go and look at other projects by the same author. Generally people have a multitude of projects, so I skim down through the list, reading names and ...
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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 which is only for Github Enterprise.
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How to see list of issues reported by me on GitHub?

I would like to see all the GitHub issues I've reported (across all repositories). How can I do that?
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Why is my Gravatar blank at Github's pulse view?

On every Pulse page on Github, a default Gravatar is shown instead of my usual one: I'm using two email accounts on Github, one for logging in, and another one for blaming. Both accounts are ...
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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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Is there a way to undelete GitHub issue labels?

I accidentally deleted an issues label in GitHub that was labelling several hundred issues. Is there a way to either undelete the label or at least find out which issues had previously been marked ...
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Sort Github pull requests by target branch

I receive many pull requests, each targeting either of 3+ branches (develop, freeze, hotfix-*). Before I release, I would like to check whether any pull request remains for the branch I want to ...
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How does one change the canonical repo for a Github project?

schacon created a project on Github called "showoff". Later, puppetlabs created a fork. Eventually, schacon made puppetlabs the official maintainers. If you look at the repos now, they show that ...
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How to search with logic operators on Github?

GitHub has a search system, building on elastic search that has many advanced features like searching for repositories or users. Using Google, I can search GitHub for alternatives. The search syntax ...
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Internationalization of the GitHub wiki or GitHub Pages?

My project's wiki documentation is on Google Code, but unfortunately on Google Code every new contributor has to be validated by me beforehand, which is a pain. So I am considering switching to the ...
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Does Github notify users when someone downloads the ZIP of a public repo of theirs?

Is there any way for Github to notify a person, or track when the .zip file from a plugin repo is downloaded from Github? The ZIP that I am referring to is that which is available when viewing a ...
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Email addresses visible to bots in public repositories?

Do I have to worry about my email address being picked up by bots when it is in the documentation of code that is in a public repository like GitHub?