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 the issue but I would like to undo the close command in such a way that it is removed from the history. Is it possible?

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This is not possible.

The Close and Re-open status of an issue will just remain part of its history.

Accidents happen. So do reviews which necessitate reopening an issue. Do not worry about it. It happens.

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    I don't worry, simply I don't like it :-)
    – Maverik
    Commented Oct 21, 2013 at 16:21
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    It may look "ugly" but unfortunately, it's unavoidable Commented Oct 21, 2013 at 16:22

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