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Hosting service for software projects using the Git revision control system. For questions about using GitHub web interface such as: how to use its search, pushing your branch or repository, wiki page formatting and directories, and syntax highlighting on README files.

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Tagging a GitHub Repository

We have more than 200 repositories in our GitHub organization and those repositories belong to one of the 70+ business units in the company. We need to be able to tie those repositories to their BUs. ...
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How to remove a large file-from-git-history and how to push to remote git repositories

I just started working on a new project and as you would expect one of the first things I did was to download its git repository from GitHub. These were just some scripts and should have been very ...
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GitHub account is public but if you search it's not showing

I have new GitHub account and if I search my name on Google it's not showing anything. I tried using my name and adding GitHub on the end but still nothing should I post it on Google search console or ...
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Can you see GitHub repository's transfer history/trace?

I transferred my git repo on GitHub from usera/myapp to userb/myapp. Here I mean from transferring, I wanted to be anonymous as possible as I could, didn't want to let people know the repo userb/myapp ...
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GitHub Personal Access Token Private repo scope

I am currently trying out Netlify function and using Netlify-cli to setup the CD. In the authorizing options, I picked the GitHub Personal Access Token and I want to know if the Full control of ...
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How to restore an old release of a GitHub repository?

Say for example I fork the https://github.com/videolan project. How can I restore the version 3.0.0 ? I would like to restore that version, to make some changes and then to make a new release, named 3....
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Why my account has been flagged?

Your account has been flagged. Because of that, your profile is hidden from the public. If you believe this is a mistake, contact support to have your account status reviewed. Help me.
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How can I remove a previously public but now private GitHub repository from showing up on Google Search?

My GitHub repository named "mywebsite-io" (not the actual name) was a public repository for a few months and was indexed to Google Search before I converted it to private. When searching &...
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Bitbucket code changes don't get rejected?

I really need your help as a new programmer. I have uploaded my project to bitbucket and invited my friend with admin privileges, whenever he opens the project via Clion and makes some changes I don't ...
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Does GitHub support custom themes?

At https://github.com/settings/appearance, one can now choose between three themes: Default light, Default dark and Dark dimmed. Is it possible to fork those themes and modify them to personal taste, ...
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What are the GitHub achievements?

GitHub seems to have updated the achievements feature, so what other achievements are there? Is there a list of achievements and their unlock requirements? Didn't find any documentation and post about ...
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Git : Moving commit diverges branches

I have a repo with a master branch of 4 commits, then I created a new branch (b2) and made the fifth commit. after I merged b2 to master. $ git merge b2 and I got : Now I wanna change the order of ...
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Free git repository hosting that allows large data usage?

I've got a few repositories that are pushing 5-6 GB, which is more than Github allows (even with a pro account), and Gitlab allows 10GB per repository but the hook always hangs up if a single push ...
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How to reset Workflow Actions that weren't run due to a GitHub incident?

GitHub Actions were unavailable for some time and PRs created in this time did not trigger any actions. After the functionality was restored the PRs did not pick up the status correctly and don't even ...
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My account is flagged suddenly

When I open my account they tell me that my account is flagged, hidden and marked as spam, I think that this happen by mistake.. and I don't know way, can you help me please?
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How do you update a GitHub repo fork in the web interface without creating a merge/squash commit?

All the solutions to syncing fork master to upstream master through GitHub web interface I've found suggest ways that will create a new commit in fork master. And that is by definition not syncing ...
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Have account but no cell phone. Will GitHub's new authentication require me to buy a cell phone?

I am a retired person who mainly sits at home. I don't need a cell phone. Will the change in authentication methods coming to GitHub force me to buy a cell phone? Are there alternatives?
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Automating bookmarking of GitHub stars to Raindrop.io

I'm a lover of GitHub Stars as a quick way to favorite projects. Unfortunately, I have to use a chrome extension to export them as HTML files once in a while to import them to Raindrop.io. I've ...
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Trouble signing up for GitHub

I can't seem to sign up for a GitHub account. I enter my information (all have green checkmarks by them) then it asked me to verify I am a human and it says "Well Done". But then when I ...
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Is it possible to force GitHub's new dark mode (dark theme) when not logged in?

GitHub has a new dark mode that can be enabled as a user preference. See https://betanews.com/2020/12/08/github-dark-mode/ Unfortunately, GitHub does not seem to automatically detect when the web ...
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How to always show all PR conversations in GitHub?

When looking at a GitHub pull request with lots of conversations, some of them will be hidden behind a "Load more…" link: As someone giving and receiving feedback, this is terrible UX: In ...
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Is the other person notified if I follow then unfollow a person on github?

I accidentally followed someone on Github. Then I unfollowed them within 2 minutes, will the person receive any notification?
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How do I get GitHub to not show organization's updates on my timeline

I was recently added to an organization on GitHub and consequently, and updates that anyone makes to a repository on the organization are displayed on my timeline. Is there any way to suppress these ...
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How to disable all email notifications in Github Classroom?

I created a classroom in Github Classroom and started receiving tons of emails when my students uploaded their works. How do I opt out from all email notifications in Github Classroom?
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Dont See Fork Command In Github Anymore

In my Github page whenever I visit someone's repository, the Fork button which used to be there has now changed to Code button which basically downloads the code instead of forking to my repository. ...
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I was added as a colaborator to a github repo, how do i make that repo show on my profile for publc?

me and my friends worked on this project and he added it in the end through his github. I'm fairly new to the platform so how do I show proof of contribution
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How to delete an issue or contents of it on GitHub, given that a normal member of the project does not have the rights?

On GitHub, is it possible to delete a whole issue? Or is it possible to selectively delete contents of the issue tabs [Conversation/Commits/Checks/File Changes]? (all of this after deleting a branch ...
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How to go back to the old UI on GitHub

It looks like Microsoft has just toggled a new look and feel for GitHub that just recently was available in Feature preview section. Is there an option to switch it back to the old UI? It looks like ...
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GitHub pages displaying markdown as plain text

I have a GitHub repository that uses GitHub pages. However, if you visit the README page, for example, you can quickly spot that it is showing up in the plain text, not markdown. Have I forgotten to ...
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How does github determine the first commit date of a file?

I'm not very familiar with github and it's web interface except how to do basic operations (view the uploaded files, download as zip, fork project) Recently Microsoft open sourced the GWBASIC ...
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How do I know which repositories are taking up my LFS bandwidth on Github?

I got an email from GitHub telling me that my GitHub LFS bandwidth quota is over. I wanted to check which repositories are responsible for this high bandwidth. So I went to Settings -> Billing: At ...
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Is it possible to serve gist HTML files via GitHub Pages (or elsewhere)?

Considering that GitHub gists are no longer anonymous, I have some gists under my GitHub account. Some of them are actually self-contained html pages, which I would like to serve; as I can see in: ...
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"Temporary clone tokens are read-only."

I'm trying to push a change to a repository (public, as URL) that I created. However, I'm getting the following message. Googling doesn't seem to help. > git push origin master remote: Temporary ...
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How to prevent that somebody can follow you on GitHub?

On GitHub it is possible that people can follow you. I wonder whether it is possible to prevent that some people can follow me. I checked whether I can click on an "unfollow" button, but that is only ...
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Any way to make the Github comment field monospaced?

With Github being a hosting platform where you write technical things, I also found it very strange that their comment field is not monospaced (like on StackExchange). Is there a convenient way to ...
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How can I keep prevent my logins to GitHub from frequently expiring?

I have to log in to github.com very frequently. I was previously signed in on the browser, but some time in the future I'll visit GitHub again and I'm not signed in. How can I stay logged in to GitHub ...
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Remove ssh keys in github from command line

I'm creating a script in bash to install and configure all my workspace. How do I remove my ssh keys in github from command line? I already search about and found this command, but this is ...
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Does GitHub have an escape character for their markup?

Background I realize that markup is implementation without a specification but it basically is just a tiny little node stemming from SGML and the like. On GitHub I always use the ` symbol with a ...
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Search excluding file name on GitHub?

Situation: You are trying to find the usages of a feature of some common framework, and want to only find client code instead of 1000 copies of the library itself. Further compounding the problem is ...
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How to train GitHub's "explore repositories" recommendations?

I find the the "explore repositories" feature in GitHub useful to discover new tools and libraries - or at least I used to find it useful. As of mid-summer 2019 it seems GitHub changed its algorithm ...
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Can't remove an unwanted GitHub file

When I try to remove an unwanted GitHub file, the file doesn't disappear. I am following the instructions at https://help.github.com/articles/remove-sensitive-data/. Is the filename in the format /...
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Find GitHub issues I was once assigned to but not at the moment

5-6 issues were assigned to me before I went for holiday. But at the moment only one issue is assigned to me. I want to find those issues that were assigned to me. If anyone can hint me a way for it ...
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How to connect GitHub account to keybase

How to connect GitHub account to keybase? Here is why: The Big Stellar Space Drop To qualify: you must have a Keybase account registered before this announcement OR if you're new to Keybase, ...
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Sort GitHub issues by title

It doesn't look like sort:title or sort:title-asc works Does anyone know of a way to sort within the tool?
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Does Posteo.de support Sieve/Managesieve protocol?

Posteo.de offers filters which can be configured through the web UI. This function is however lacking function of the full set of sieve features which I'd get from filters defined through a ...
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Github leaks auth keys in a “comment left via email reply”

I've noticed that once I reply to github questions via email, the reply appears on the issue page with action links (as it should be), but it also has authorization keys. Comment of an issue as seen ...
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View estimated size of GitLab repository before cloning

I would like to view the total repository size of a project hosted on GitLab without having to clone it. I was able to find one for GitHub here, but I can't figure out how to do it on GitLab. The ...
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How many GitHub projects have merged my pull requests?

I often send pull requests to various GitHub projects, and often they merge them. For narcissistic reasons, I want to know how many projects contain some of my changes. Does GitHub have any such ...
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Get email notifications for pr's and issues on my github repo

How can I get email notifications when somebody opens an issue on a repository I own ? I have a small open source plugin I manage, and when a user reports an issue, or send a PR, it's important for ...
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Are there different types of releases on GitHub?

I have just noticed that there seem to be different ways to present releases on GitHub: https://github.com/rg3/youtube-dl/releases: https://github.com/exiftool/exiftool/releases: These two ways can ...

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