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Use ~~tildes around the words~~.


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I just used the following syntax <del> ... </del> successfully on GitHub in an issue description.


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The big difference between watching and starring a project comes down to notifications. If you are watching a repository, you will receive notifications for all discussions — project issues, pull requests, comments on commits and any other comments. If you’re not watching a repo you’ll just receive notification for the discussions you participate in. On ...


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You may be missing the full path/location to the image you want to include in your Markdown file. The example given is a relative path, where the image rests on the same server as the file. In the help, it would assume the image is actually located at: https://github.com/images/logo.png But that is not a valid file or location. In order to make sure you ...


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You can try and reverse how pull requests happen. Go to your fork Issue a Pull Request By default this will be your fork on the right (head repo) requesting to push its commits and changes to the original repo (base repo) on the left. Click the drop down for both base repo and head repo and select each other's repos. You want yours listed on the left ...


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You can contact a GitHub user by going to her/his user page (https://github.com/[USERNAME]) and on the left-hand site you should see her/his email address (if they have provided one). For example, here's my user page: https://github.com/sobi3ch


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It is possible to create a new folder from the web interface, but it would require you to have at least one file within the folder when creating it. When using the normal way of creating new files through the web interface, you can type in the folder into the file name to create the file within that new directory. E.g. If I would like to create the file ...


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I'll have to deal with it... From: Tekkub (GitHub Staff) Subject: [Contact] activity feed I'm afraid that's not possible currently, sorry about that.


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As mentioned on this thread of the GitHub Google group, repository owners can delete pages from the edit view. The delete button might be easy to miss, since the buttons from the view mode: ...become only slightly different in edit mode: Perhaps GitHub should consider making the interface more obvious (e.g. making the delete button red, or something ...


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In response to the answer above: As of January 30th, 2013, GitHub now allow relative links. Make sure that you append ?raw=true to the end of the URL, though. Here is an example: ![Image](../blob/master/public_html/img/nokia.png?raw=true) Due to the way GitHub handles URL's, if you do not append ?raw=true to the source URL your browser will attempt to ...


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To get a list of users that have stared a repository you can append /stargazers to the url of the repository If you have a repository at the following address https://github.com/strugee/battleship To see a list of users that have stared that repository visit the following url https://github.com/strugee/battleship/stargazers In github you can reach ...


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Bitdeli provides a free badge that you can add to your READMEs in GitHub. It will give you access to the full request logs, which allows you to analyze who has been viewing your repositories.


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They are called GitHub Pages. Here are the details on how to set it up.


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Found the answer on Github's support site (now archived here): The answer, as of October 2010, is No. It's planned but we don't have a timeframe available -- sorry about that.


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See Deleting a repository, from Help.GitHub. Go to the repo's admin page Click "Delete this repository" Read the warnings and enter the name of the repository you want to delete Click "I understand the consequences, delete this repository" Deleting a public repo will leave the forks, but if it was private, then all its forks would also ...


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GitHub user account matching for commits is done via the email address associated with the git commit on one side (i.e. your user.email setting) and those associated with the GitHub account on the other (see “My commits aren’t linked to my user, to the wrong user, or don’t have a Gravatar” in the “Common issues and questions” part of the GitHub FAQ). To ...


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I don't know about sending them a message directly, but if you post a comment in a discussion that they are involved in, then it will appear as a notification in their github account.


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It's now a baked in feature under the GitHub Traffic section. You can now see detailed analytics data for repositories that you're an owner of or that you can push to. Just load up the graphs page for your particular repository and you'll see a new link to the traffic page. The old method used to be some hack like adding an image or similar web bug to ...


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Click on the "Network" tab of the repository that you want to see the oldest commit. When the page is fully loaded (i.e. you can see lots of lines joining and all), press Shift+← to go all the way to the first commit. Click on the dot that represents the first commit and you can get it. Note: This only works for repositories that was created on GitHub ...


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Simply delete the gh-pages remote branch: $ git push origin :gh-pages


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Yes, GitHub now allows you to find an overview of all recent activity in a repository. This would include: New/Closed Pull requests and Issues Number of authors who made commits during the period specified Number of commits made Number of files changed Number of lines added and removed List of top contributors to the repository It is possible to select ...


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GitHub uses a strategy that involves the date-time-offset pattern. When you make a commit, the timestamp includes your offset from UTC. You can see this in the API docs for the Commits. The sample they show there uses a commit timestamp of "2010-04-10T14:10:01-07:00". This is a valid ISO8601 representation of a date-time-offset. For the person ...


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According to the GitHub Terms of Service, under section G. General Conditions, you'll find this: You may use GitHub subdomains (e.g., yourname.github.io) solely as permitted and intended by the GitHub Pages tool to host your company pages, personal pages, or open source project pages, and for no other purpose. You may not use GitHub subdomains in ...


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Zapier co-founder here, for anyone else curious about how you might do this yourself, Github has really killer API docs which show how to use their API to read/create your gists. Its kind of annoying as you'll have to "poll" for new entries and compare them across time, but it isn't infeasible. Using a standar RSS reader like Google reader is a simple ...


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Yes, it is possible to have multiple GitHub Pages sites within one account. Create another GitHub repository and push your site files to the gh-pages branch. This would result in the site being hosted at tshepang.github.io/<repo-name>. Now, push another file "CNAME" to the same repository and branch and fill it with movies.tshepang.net. Log in to your ...


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There is an Issues API. To get all issues from a repo, you can use cURL: curl -i https://api.github.com/repos/rails/rails/issues This returns a JSON encoded list of all issues. And … curl -i https://api.github.com/repos/rails/rails/issues?status=open … returns all open issues. Now you just have to convert the JSON to CSV and you are set.


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Github uses content-disposition: attachment for PDFs, which downloads the file automatically on github.com. You can host the file on a static page provided by GitHub which can link to this file and update as you update the PDF. For that, you can see github pages. Summary Create a repo named USERNAME.github.io. In that repo, click Settings then click ...


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Just add .js to the end of the URL like this: https://gist.github.com/1522901/0f74d53b18060f6292db9dc4d6c1922f72aa2aaf.js


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While there is some workarounds available, like: http://blog.codeplane.com/why-ive-built-an-alternative-to-github.html http://webonrails.com/2011/05/18/github2s3-backup-github-repositories-to-amazon-s3/ IMHO using bitbucket is a better alternative, i.e. free, unlimited private repositories and it also got a git support this year ;)


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From: Steve Ward (support@github.com) Subject: Public Activity We can clear your entire public activity for you, but not individual events. Let me know if you'd like me to do that for you. Cheers, Steve



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