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Is there a limit in the number of GitHub organizations a single account can create?

What is the limit to the number of GitHub organizations you can create in a single account? It doesn't seem like there is a public disclosure regarding the number of organizations that one account can ...
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CSS file from GitHub pages sent as text/plain, needs to be text/css

I have a GitHub project with a CSS file and I want a HTML page to be able to pull this in so I created a GitHub pages branch and synced everything over. The file is included as such: <link ...
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Exporting / publishing a file on Github

I have a few .js, .html, and .css files on my GitHub. I'd like to make these files publicly accessible as libraries to anyone with an internet connection. Is this possible? Currently, the URLs to my ...
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Pushing a commit to github with “closes #XXX” does not close the issue

The only thing I can think of is that the commit was in a branch other than master. Does GitHub only watch the master branch for issue tags in commits? The issue also doesn't have the commit attached ...
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How to delete a GitHub wiki page?

I created a wiki page in my project's GitHub repository, for storing some loose notes and links, and GitHub automatically created a wiki page called "Home", containing the text "Welcome to the ...
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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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Host Project on Public GitHub Repo but Hide Sensitive Information

So I'm fine with the source code to my files being public, but I obviously don't want my passwords/login info/etc to be public. How can I host the repo with GitHub publicly but keep myself safe?
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How does “following” work on GitHub?

I have a GitHub account and I follow some of my friends and other people whose projects interest me. When following someone, I was expecting to see their public activity in my news feed, but it is not ...
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Where can I find my applications in LinkedIn profile

In my LinkedIn profile, I am trying to add GitHub application. When I tried, LinkedIn is showing Error You have reached the limit of applications on your homepage, please remove an application ...
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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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Is there an alternative to using .htaccess to password protect subdirectories in GitHub Pages?

I understand that .htaccess is not supported by GitHub Pages. I wonder if there is an alternative for password-protecting particular directories for websites hosted by GitHub Pages.
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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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Github shortcut for formatting code sample

Stack Overflow has a button you can press to indent a block of text four spaces so Markdown will treat it as code. GitHub uses Markdown, too, but does not seem to have formatting buttons. Does GitHub ...
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How can casing for page headers on GitHub wikis be controlled?

Is there a way to escape the apparent forced sentence casing for the title on a GitHub wiki page? The wiki seems to be based on Gollum, and it seems to force sentence casing for titles. Attempts to ...
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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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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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Contacting another GitHub user not already in any discussions

Is there a canonical way to contact a GitHub user who doesn't appear to be involved in any discussions? For example, can you start a discussion on one of their projects to make a comment? From ...
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Upgrade gist to full GitHub project without commandline or IDE

I've been using GitHub's gist feature for some very lightweight HTML + CSS + JavaScript experiments. I don't have git on my laptop either as a commandline tool or via some IDE. (I'm hitchhiking ...
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How do I refresh repository listing on Coderwall to account for deleted repos?

I have an account on Coderwall, and it lists GitHub repos that I deleted long time ago. As a result, all the links point to 404 pages on Github. This happens on renaming repositories on GitHub as ...
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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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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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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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Automatically watch all GitHub repos forked from my original

A lot of people are forking my GitHub repo and I would like to be able to see what new features they may be working on without having to manually visit each fork to watch. How to automatically watch ...
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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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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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Any way to contact a user on Github?

I'd like to contact a developer on Github to see how I can help out, etc. Any way to do this? I don't see the option anywhere.
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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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How can I do a Google search about github without getting results from public repositories?

I tried to search a private code base on github for a string that included a [*. It gave me a pretty 500 error page so I jumped over to Google and searched for "github search special characters". ...
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How do I change which email address GitHub uses for my Gravatar image?

Github currently uses my private email for Gravatar, but I would like it to use one of my work ones instead. However, I cant' find any way to change which email address is used to get the image. I ...
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GitHub pages do not appear

I have added a gh-pages branch to a project on GitHub, but the GitHub pages are not appearing. What could be going wrong?
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Find repositories without changes on github

On github, how can I find the repositories I have forked but are still identical to the parent repository (i.e. no changes were made in the fork)?
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Online tool showing network graph (as seen on Github) for any Git repo without having to clone? [closed]

I love Github's Network graph because it allows to see at a glance what are the trends of a Git repo, without having to clone that repo locally. PROBLEM: It only works for Github-hosted repos, as ...
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Can I +1 on GitHub without leaving a comment?

On Google Code I can show my support for an issue by starring it (I prefer not to add a comment saying "me too!"). On GitHub I can follow an issue (receive notifications on updates and comments), but ...
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Add myself to a Github organization

I just received login credentials for a Github organization. How can I add my personal Github account to the organization? When I try to log into the organization, I get the following error message: ...
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Embedding a specific revision of a Gist on GitHub.com via JavaScript

gist.github.com has a great feature where you can embed the current version of a file in a blog via a <script/> tag. However, I can't seem to embed an older revision, or the current atomic ...
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Display a branch other than master on github project home page

The regular main page (https://github.com/username/repo) for a repo on github displays the master branch by default. Is there a way to make it display another branch as the defualt. Say if I make a ...
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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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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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Export Github impact graph to image

I really like Github's impact graph about my Open Source project. I would like to include it in a presentation, so I would like to download it as an image. QUESTION: How to export this graph to an ...
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Is there a way to edit code directly on github using ssh?

I know I can log in to github and edit code directly on the site, without cloning the repository. Is there a way to do something similar via ssh, so that I can edit files using just a console? ...
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On Github (gist) what is the star button used for?

What does the star button do on Github's gist section? For example: https://gist.github.com/1372818 I have three buttons in the headline, they are: edit - download - (un)star With the last ...
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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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How do I delete entries from my GitHub Activity Feed?

I prefer my Activity Feed to contain only project-relevant actions (e.g., commits). I recently found my feed polluted with my issue comments. How can I remove specific entries from my GitHub Activity ...
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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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On Github, is there a way to get notified when someone merge your pull request?

I like to know if there's anyway to receive email notifications when someone accepts/merges my pull requests.
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How to claim contributions on GitHub

A project I used to work on has recently moved from using self-hosted Subversion to GitHub-hosted git for its source control solution. My name appears in the commits, but I can see no way of claiming ...
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When I'm looking at a commit on GitHub, how can I tell what branch it's associated with?

If I'm loking at a commit on GitHub (for example), how can I tell what branch that commit is associated with?
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Is there any private README file writers where I can keep it for my private notes without using heavy weight document writers? [closed]

I am looking for a notepad in the cloud. And use them as my reference book, so that I can search by content, file name, edit them. My best FREE notepad for the moment is, this one: edit add new ...
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Applying filters to advanced compare view with Github

I'm using the Github compare view on branches (Here's an example, the repo I'm looking at is private: https://github.com/wycats/handlebars.js/compare/master...commandline ) Is there any way to add ...
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Can I enforce a password strength requirement for my team on GitHub?

I am concerned to let any team member in with a weak password on my dev team but I do not see a way to enforce that as a requirement in GitHub. Is this possible? The concern is that a team members ...