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How to get Git commits back in the contribution section on GitHub?

My git config user.email was a different one (company's email address) when I made commits in a private repository's master branch (no PR was required to be made, I could directly push in master ...
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How to search a GitHub repo's commit history

I would like to search for the word "foo" in specific folders in a single GitHub repo. I want to see a list of historical commits to files containing this word. This way I can try and track down where ...
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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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GitHub Pages theme for slides

I'm looking for a GitHub Pages theme that will allow me to present the markdown files on the repo as slides. But, Without having to run Jekyll locally on my machine (therefore only using GHP as a ...
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Sorting github repositories by topic

I have many repositories in GitHub and I would like to somehow organize them by topic. I looked for a way to "tag" or to "group" repositories but did not find such an option. One option is to create, ...
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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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Github Metadata Tags

Is there a way to get a complete list of all available metadata tags for all Github repositories, or are these metadata tags created by users on an individual repository basis?
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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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How to embed a Github Repo Insight page to a new Google Site?

I have a private "new google site" where I would like to have an overview of several metrics. One of them is the number of open PRs on a private repository in Github. I can insert an embed github ...
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How accurate is GitHub traffic analytics?

It seems to me that GitHub analytics is not very accurate. I have some repositories with 1-3 visits in 14 days, and one that gets 5-20 visitors a day. Even for repositories that get little to no ...
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Any hackpad-like front ends to github?

At work, we routinely use hackpads with LaTeX mathematics like hackmd.io for documents, but they should ultimately all land on github, so it'd be easier if they started there. Is there any similar ...
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Is it mandatory to have index.html file in repository to publish on GitHub Pages?

I tried to publish a site on GitHub using GitHub Pages, but it's showing only the repository name, nothing else. Do I have to put an index.html file?
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How to remove “read” notifications?

Last week (I think), the mark all as read button vanished from my GitHub notification page, maybe for a few days. It eventually came back. But now, read notifications just accumulate in a dedicated ...
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Can you add to a Github pull request after the source repo is deleted?

I've opened a pull request (PR) on a repo, but then managed to accidentally delete the branch I initiated the request from. The maintainer of the project has requested I make a couple changes.. now I'...
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How can I delete my posted issue on GitHub?

I posted an issue on GitHub and I'm thinking, if I want to delete it, how can I do it?
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GitHub markdown shortcut to treat text as code?

While writing an issue in a GitHub repository, how can I: Select a piece of text And press something so that it is treated as code? For example, here in Stack Exchange I can select a piece of text ...
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GitHub - What's this “Pro” tag on my profile?

I logged into GitHub today and found something new I hadn't seen before: What is this, and why did it begin to appear?
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What does a star with PRO in purple mean in a GitHub user account profile? [duplicate]

I just saw this on a GitHub account, but I have no idea what it means. How do I get one of these?
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Why do my commits on GitHub look different?

Originally my commits would just say "Username committed...", but now they say "Username authored and committed...", and it appears gray and no longer lists me as a contributor. It lists me as both ...
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Can I Add Login Functionality To GitHub Pages To Avoid Spam On My Future Meme-sharing Website?

I would appreciate some help with a project I am making, a meme sharing website. I quickly ran into a few issues while designing it and one is a login function with a dedicated profile page and an ...
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GitHub Directory and File Limit [duplicate]

Is there a limit on how many directories and files you can have in a GitHub repository or is it limited by bits/bytes?
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How can I get GitHub's files with a specific extension?

I am working on a project about R's language syntax and I want to retrieve as many as possible *.R extension files from GitHub. I couldn't figure it out myself at the GitHub's API tool nor with custom ...
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Adding a description to GitHub repo

My boss set up a repo in our shared GitHub and I want to add a description, but there is no edit button to do so: I am the only contributor so I want to add one to make it easier to find. How can I ...
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How to find the computer used to commit to GitHub?

Is it possible to know which computer was used to make a commit on GitHub? We've got multiple computers and would like to find out what majority of the computers were used to contribute to the ...
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GitHub - how to get repo commit updates in the dashboard feed without issues/PRs notifications?

If I want to see commit updates of a certain repo in my GitHub Dashboard feed, I can 'follow' the repo. But then I will also get email updates and Github notifications of issues and pull requests (...
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When I merge 2 github accs(private and prof), do I retain the permissions and contributions from the private repositories of my organisation?

I am currently contributing to my work private repo via my professional github account. If I merge my professional account to my personal account, deleting my professional github account, will the ...
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How does IFTTT know when an external event has happened?

I want to put together a simple tool to sync some documents with GitHub issues. I can do this using APIs on a timer say hourly. I notice IFTTT has GitHub support like "when a new issue is raised..." ...
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Can I view a specific commit to the gh-pages branch on github.io?

Say I have a site at myname.github.io/repository.html Can I view that page using a specific commit to that repository? For example, myname.github.io/repository.html?commit=397cb59 or something ...
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Disable notifications from GitHub bots

Some of the GitHub repositories I'm watching use automated bots that make lots of trivial pull requests. Is there a way to disable all notifications from these bots (I think they are GitHub apps)? ...
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What language tag do I use in GitHub Flavored Markdown for a .gitignore code block/excerpt?

I have a README.md in a repository on GitHub that shows a code block of an example .gitignore. I know that one can mark a code block with a language tag in GitHub Flavored Markdown (GFM). For example, ...
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Search label by first characters on GitHub

I'm on GitHub. I can search like this: https://github.com/jenstornell/kirby-plugins/issues?q=is%3Aissue+is%3Aopen+label%3A%22Type%3A+Plugin%22 The query looks like this: is:issue is:open label:"...
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Caching assets in website served from GitHub pages

The server for GitHub pages (including mine) sets CacheControl: max-age=600. It means the cache is set to last only for ten minutes, which is undesirable. Is it possible to control this value and to ...
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Is it possible to conditionally trigger a Github -> Slack push event webhook?

I'd like to setup a Github -> Slack webhook, so that when a commit with a certain message is pushed to a given branch on the Github repository, a message is posted to a Slack channel. I've checked ...
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Get stable (commit-specific) line-link in GitHub

When answering questions on Stack Overflow or GitHub itself, I often have this process: Browse code in GitHub UI Go to relevant file Find relevant line Click the margin of that line to get the URL to ...
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How to search all repo in Github while in another repo?

I think Github changed the search bar functionality. Now when I type anything into the search bar, it defaults to searching within the repo that I'm browsing. I want to search the entire Github in ...
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Automatic pull request labels and release comments?

I would like to have PR's labelled with released / not-yet-released, based on, whether there exists any release, where PR is merged. Also, when a release is created, then a comment to PR would be ...
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Why using wildcard DNS record in Github Pages custom domain will allow anyone to host at one of my subdomain?

When setting up custom domain for my Github Pages by following https://help.github.com/articles/setting-up-a-custom-subdomain/, I encountered the following warning: Danger: Do not use wildcard DNS ...
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GitHub pull requests: is there a quick way to get to the contributor's branch?

When reviewing a pull request, it is sometimes useful to have a look at what the contributor's branch looks like. I find it frustrating that the below label (highlighted in yellow) is not a hyperlink ...
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why some source code hidden behind 'username/password' on GitHub?

I can't see the source of deepfakes and can't clone. I always get prompted for login/password. I checked lots of other repositories and they are available (without account). I have no GitHub account ...
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How can I host a custom HTTPS domain at GitHub?

I use GitHub pages to host a static website at a custom domain. When I visit http://custom.example.com I get my website as expected. When I visit https://custom.example.com I get a certificate warning:...
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How to set Git branch protected in GitHub by default when create it

I need to make a branch protected directly when creating it. I know that I need to go to Settings and set it as protected from there, but what I'm looking for is to set the branch as protected ...
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Github @ mentions in private repos

I keep @mentioning the wrong users in our private repository's Issues. What's actually happening as a result of this? Is github 'clever' enough to determine that those users don't have access to our ...
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GitHub activity feed does not display all entries

I'm wondering why some activities are not displayed in my feed. The doc says: The feed shows you events from people you follow and repositories you watch. Just yesterday, a colleague of mine ...
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How can I disable 'issues by email' on github.com?

I'm not quite sure what the feature is called — I can't find any references to it, which is part of the problem — but GitHub Issues allow response by email, which is then added as a comment on the ...
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Fixing “This branch is X commits behind Y.” through the GitHub web interface [duplicate]

After forking a GitHub repo, some commits were pushed to the forked repo, and as a result GitHub indicates that "This branch is X commits behind Y.": How can I fix it through the GitHub web ...
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How do I view what programming languages are used in a GitHub repository?

Where in the GitHub repo interface do I go to find what programming langauge(s) are being used? The Github documentation provides this information but does not actually explain how to access it. ...