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Git has a separate concept of the author (the person who wrote the code) and committer (the person who committed it to the repository). Similarly there can be different dates for both. They are usually the same. You'd want them to be different primarily if the person writing the code or submitting the patch does not have push access to the repository as ...


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Your GitHub account password and SSH key(s) used to connect with repos hosted on GitHub are two different set of credentials. You can change one without affecting the other.


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The GitHub robots.txt does explicitly disallow crawling of the wiki pages, for example in the Googlebot section: User-agent: Googlebot Allow: /*/*/tree/master Allow: /*/*/blob/master ... Disallow: /*/*/wiki/*/* As this is the site-wide robots file, there isn't any getting around it. It is an interesting choice, since GitHub describes wikis as a place to ...


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You only really need to add .atom to the end of most branch views to get the corresponding RSS feed of its commits. https://github.com/{username}/{repo}/commits/master.atom The above will show the RSS feed for commits against the master branch. If you wanted to see commits for another branch, change accordingly: ...


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This looks like a mix between how Git works with dates and how it was referenced with GitHub's closing keywords. Git separates between commit and author dates. In Pro Git they go a bit into the difference: The author is the person who originally wrote the work, whereas the committer is the person who last applied the work. So, if you send in a patch to ...


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The best way to solve this problem is to set up a second account for your work. That's the most secure way. It's better if everything is strictly seperated.


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According to GitHub's robots.txt, the only section Google is allowed to index is the master branch of a project, so your account will only be indexed if you have one of those in your project (and it isn't private). If you have a master branch then it could just be that Google hasn't gotten to you yet. You can try submitting your URL which might speed ...


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Pretty much the opposite of this question. Since the only part of the repository that GitHub's robots.txt permits search engines to crawl is the master branch, if you remove or rename that then your repository won't be crawled. If you don't want that, the only other options are to not use GitHub or pay for an account which lets you have private ...


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Service There is some basic Github/Twitter integration in standard Github Services. Go to repository settings. Select Webhooks/Services from menu on left. There using Add Service drop-list button you can add Twitter service. Configuration is minimal, and twit is created for almost every commit, but it might be just enoug. And there is similar thing for ...


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Almost. You can search for Android apps based on the fact that they all contain an AndroidManifest.xml file in the repository. Part of that XML will include some fragment of code similar to: <uses-sdk android:minSdkVersion="8" /> So you need to search that, like so: "android:minSdkVersion" extension:xml This will only bring up the files that ...


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There is currently no way via the GitHub web interface to see the diff between any two points of your gist revisions. The alternative is to download the Gist and then reupload it to your main GitHub account as a full repository and then modify the URL as needed, like the following: ...


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One more thing to note here, besides changing .io to .com is that if you create a short URL for a GitHub URL without providing a custom code argument, you won't be able to use Git.io to shorten the same GitHub URL again with your custom code. For instance I shortened https://1oh1.github.com using the Git.io website without providing a custom code, so now ...


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You need to combine site: and inurl: in order to narrow your results as desired. In your example it would be: SSL_get_peer_certificate site:github.com inurl:ruby This will search for "SSL_get_peer_certificate" on the github.com domain, and only if "ruby" is part of the URL, as it would be in github.com/ruby/ruby But you can also use GitHub.com itself ...


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If users are active on GitHub, you might be able to catch their email address from a commit log or open up an issue on a project they are working on. If they are inactive however and don't have a visible email or repository there doesn't seem to be a direct way. I came up with this workaround that might be worth a try in extreme cases: create an empty ...


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The question you linked shows a way to upload text files. Unfortunately there doesn't seem to be a way to upload binary files. Zapier seems to provide ways to upload files (via pull requests) from third party web-apps like Dropbox, Google Drive, … to Github. For Dropbox I found this: Dropbox New File in Directory to Github Create Pull Request GitHub Pull ...


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If GitHub won't show you the network graph because there are too many forks, try the Members tab instead. You may still get the following warning: Woah, this network is huge! We're showing only some of this network's repositories. but at least you'll be able to see some of the forks.


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Here is the direct link: https://github.com/shantanuo/following In general: github.com/{{username}}/following


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Get the RAW link of that README.md file. Then go to web2pdfconvert. Paste link and click Convert to PDF. Download your PDF.


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Currently it's not possible. I have confirmed with GitHub staff by sending email. Currently you can only reply to existing email notification in order to post the comments on the issue. For new issue you have to raise manually on the GitHub site under your repo or use other custom plugins. Though they are considering it as a feature request. Further, if ...


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Private repositories on your account are locked when you downgrade your paid account to a free one, or if your paid account is seriously past due because of billing problems. When your account is locked, your private repositories cannot be accessed until paid status is resumed. They won't ever be made public, nor will they be automatically deleted. ...


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They are ordered by due date. Items with no due date are put at the top of the list.


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Yes, you can. There is two different options: one in the Profile "Public email" and one in Notification center "Primary email address".


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The links to Followers / Starred and Following are just below the user pic on homepage! Will not find it in "settings".


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They're useful in allowing you to cross-reference from one repository to another, so that comments or issues raised elsewhere can link back and have a point of context in a way. They're also good for those who want to use GitHub as an issue tracker for the public, who you don't want to see your source code. For example, you have a public repo that only ...


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Github uses email address to link username to a commit as mentioned here GitHub uses the email address in the commit header to link the commit to a GitHub user. Hence not possible to see values configured via user.name


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Github's never had openID authentication, so your only option is to create an account.


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This would be about Git remotes. When you fork in GitHub, the "source" repo will be considered a remote for the new fork. When you clone to your machine, and push back to a new GitHub repo, although the commits (and hashes for them) will be the same, GitHub will not have that "remote" relationship, which means it won’t have the relationship to send a "pull ...


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A Github readme needs to be called readme to be picked up. GitHub supports the extensions listed below, you can read more details on the markdown readme file. Markdown: .markdown, .mdown, .mkdn, .md Textile: .textile RDoc: .rdoc Org mode: .org Creole: .creole Mediawiki: .mediawiki, .wiki reStructuredText: .rst AsciiDoc: .asciidoc, .adoc, .asc Plain Old ...


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No, that's not possible. Public repo means it's accessible to all without any interstitials.



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