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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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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?
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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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How do I migrate projects from Unfuddle to GitHub?

Unfuddle just increased their prices, i.e. the Compact plan went from $24 to $39, and the Micro plan also went from $9 to $15. That's a non-negligible change. They also limited some of the features ...
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How to switch to GitHub mobile website?

While browsing GitHub from Safari on iOS, I've occasionally switched to desktop version of the website. Now I couldn't find way to switch back to mobile version. Even when opening GitHub in Safari ...
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How can I search for projects that use certain packages/libraries etc. on GitHub?

I'm trying to find sample code examples that involve a certain package. If I can do so I can show where this particular packages was used previously by others. Is there anyway to do this? The ...
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Why is github not used like dropbox, for sharing video and audio? [closed]

I have seen people talking about Github as a repository for source code and I myself use Github for distributed version control, but one thing I didn't understand is why don't people use it for ...
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Switch between accounts in Github

I have a personal and professional GMail account. Switching between then is easy - clicking on my name in the upper-right corner opens a switching menu: I have two github accounts as well, each ...
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Can't find source of Github Pages website

I noticed a typo on http://dblock.github.io/dotnetinstaller/ . Judging by its URL it seems to be a Github Pages website, so I thought I would fix the typo via a Github pull request. If I am not ...
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github custom domain, affecting other repositories?

I redirected my github main repository to a domain name. It is working fine, kongaraju.github.com/kongaraju.github.io ===> kongaraju.in at the same other repository gh-pages are affecting, they are ...
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How can i find out which languages GitHub thinks my project is written in?

I can't seem to find any indication in the GitHub ui for which languages it thinks my projects are in. Also, is there a way to suggest a different set of languages for each project?
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How can I list people who have starred my GitHub repository?

I'm curious as to who has starred a GitHub repo of mine, so I'd like a list of users who have starred it. Is this possible to get?
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Search in all Github repositories for files with a specific name

Is there a way to search for all files with a certain name in all repositories on Github? I've seen the advanced search form, but I can't see anything in there. If there isn't anything on the Github ...
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Can I view all time all repo commits of a user at GitHub?

Actually you can go https://github.com/ORG_NAME/REPO_NAME/commits?author=USER_NAME and get all the commits authored by USER_NAME on the repo ORG_NAME/REPO_NAME, but I want get all commits of all ...
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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 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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Moving projects away from Github - backing-up / exporting repos

Is it possible with Github to download a file / folder with all of the commits, notes, issue tracking etc? So that you can move from Github to Bitbucket, or if you no longer need Github (and thus no ...
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No SSH link with Internet Explorer

With Firefox You can clone with HTTPS, SSH, or Subversion With Internet Explorer You can clone with HTTPS, or Subversion Why is Internet Explorer missing the SSH link?
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How to ask question on GitHub?

I am using the Flickr4Java library, which is hosted on GitHub: https://github.com/callmeal/Flickr4Java. I have a question to the authors. On the main page it is written: Comments and questions ...
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How to archive GitHub repositories

GitHub does not allow users to archive repositories and the available plans have fixed limits for the amount of repositories one may have. If I need to host more repositories than I'm allowed to and ...
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Reference tag from comment

Is it possible to reference a tag in an Issue Comment? Like you can reference issues and commits, I want to reference a tag. The Writer implementation is available since tag v0.0.1.
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What does the GitHub contact gold star mean?

On the GitHub contact page, I see the following message: If you use 140 characters or fewer, we'll give you a gold star. I sent a message that contained 139 characters and I got a gold star. ...
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Embedding simple block diagrams in GitHub wiki

I'd like to add some simple block diagrams to my GitHub wiki. Is there any way to do this without embedding images?
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special characters in github-markdown code blocks

Markdown automatically escapes ampersands and angle brackets within a code block, so how is it possible to use special characters that require escaping for example: λ. I know that one solution ...
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Can I customise my GitHub front page?

I would like, upon visiting github.com, to see a list of the repos that I watch. In a wide enough column to cope with long names that differ only towards the end. The repos that appear on the right ...
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GitHub in other languages

I came across this post on the GitHub blog: GitHub in your language, but I can't seem to find the option to use the GitHub website in another language. The links in the blog post that append a GET ...
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Caching assets in Github pages (github.io)

Is it possible to cache assets in github pages? I'm wondering If I should consider moving my webapp from my personal server to github pages and the only thing that's stopping me so far is this.
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Disable keyboard shortcuts on Github?

I'm especially interested in disabling "T" button.
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Merge commit from different fork of the same repo in GitHub

How can I apply pull request that was made for a parent repository of my fork into codebar of my fork. Not sure anyone can understand this question :), I'll try to explain with an an example. There ...
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How to undo “close issue” action on GitHub

On GitHub, I closed an issue by error. Where "by error" means that I closed it because I pressed the wrong button and not because I though that the issue was fixed. I know it is possible to reopen ...
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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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How do I force GitHub Enterprise to refresh gravatar?

I updated the gravatar for my e-mail address (a few days ago), but GitHub Enterprise is still displaying the old one. How do I force it to refresh?
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How to rename a GitHub wiki page?

On GitHub I created a wiki page, "Page1", but now I realize it was a bad name and I want to rename it to "Page2" instead. There are many external third-party HTTP links to Page1, so deleting it would ...
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Replace Gmail attachments with Dropbox/Google Drive download link

Is there any service, extension or webapp that scans all my incoming and existing email and uploads all attachments within the emails to Dropbox or Google Drive? This would allow for smaller inboxes ...
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Are GitHub sources parsed by Search Engines?

I used Github search which is good though sometimes I like to use Google's parameters for better search handling of what I want. site:github.com foreach Unfortunately for the first few pages, I am ...