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Create a folder in GitHub via the web interface

I want to add a new folder to my newly created GitHub repository without installing the windows setup. Is it possible to do so? I have gone through help which is saying to execute some commands to ...
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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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Export/Print list of GitHub repo issues

The repository that I am looking at has a great number of issues that I would like to read but it's not manageable while scrolling in GitHub interace. Is there an option to export or print a full list ...
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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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Setting GitHub's inline editor options permanently

I want to work in specific settings of GitHub inline editor, so I set them manually: But each time I commit a change in inline editor and begin to edit another (or the same) file in it, it always ...
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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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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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New GitHub organization isn't showing on my profile

My new organization (created yesterday) is visible in my account settings: but it isn't visible when viewing my profile: Any idea why it's not showing?
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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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How to use git.io for non github.com domain URL?

If you enter an URL that is not under github.com domain, git.io will warn you that URL must be from github.com. However http://git.io/2048 goes to https://gabrielecirulli.github.io/2048/. I tried my ...
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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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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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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 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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GitHub: How can I contact the author to tell about an extension I made for his program?

I am new to GitHub. In fact, I have just made an account only to send the author of this program a message informing about an small extension I have developed for his program. But I can not find a ...
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Can I render inline image in Github without link?

Is it possible to show image in Github markdown without it automatically wrapping it in a link to "full version"? It does so even for small icons and logos, which is rather annoying.
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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 ...
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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 the GitHub. This project has a cool demo at http://bartaz.github.com/impress.js How can I use GitHub in a similar way for my projects' demos (or at least ...
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Force GitHub syntax highlighting language on source files

I have some C++ source files in a GitHub repo which have an extension of .C and are using C syntax highlighting, which I don't want. How can I set GitHub to apply C++ syntax highlighting to these ...
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Get GitHub gist file URL with syntax coloring?

I just pasted this multi-file gist: https://gist.github.com/anonymous/57e871d6779a0a38354f For some reason, GitHub decides to display both 20K+ line- files in full, making the master page a bit ...
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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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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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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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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 ...