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GitHub pages resets custom domain after GitHub action build

I am redirecting a custom domain https://example.com to a GitHub Pages website http://example.github.io/example.com, which points to the "static" branch of https://github.com/example/example....
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How to edit a GitHub commit before making a pull request?

If you submit a commit, and reach to the page where you can create a pull request from it, then decide you want to change the code further (i.e. before you even created the pull request), how can you ...
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How to delete a GitHub commit which isn't a pull request yet?

I was about to submit a commit, but just before creating a pull request I decided it wasn't needed after all. How do I delete it now?
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`githu.dev` consumes too much cpu. is this normal?

Steps to reproduce: Go to a github repo(e.g https://github.com/go-playground/webhooks) Press . or Go to https://github.dev/go-playground/webhooks htop output: Browser Task Manager:
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Search for not merged pull requests in GitHub

I want search for not merged pull requests. I tried in GitHub: Doesn't work: -merged !is:merged is not:merged not is:merged find merged works: is:merged
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Where can I see all my comments at GitHub?

This following Thread gets me all my comments on issues at GitHub Where can I see all my comments on issues on GitHub? It does not get me my comments on pull requests. I need something to get me all ...
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Location of GitHub profile organization list in Android browser

If possible I like to know the location of my profile GitHub organization in android cell phone browser like Chrome or ... My GitHub profile is like the below photo and I cannot find the organization ...
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How to link to another repo when archiving a GitHub repo?

When archiving a repo, is it possible to link to another repo? I'd like the "This repository has been archived by the owner. It is now read-only" banner to link to another repo. https://docs....
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Remove github notifications for dead projects

Is there any way to clear Github notifications for projects/users which have been removed? I didn't get around to clearing a notification before a project was removed, and now, even when I'm otherwise ...
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GitHub Organization see which members cloned/downloaded repository

Is there a way to see which repositories (of our GitHub Org) were cloned or downloaded by specific GitHub organization members? We want to make sure that there have been no breaches of policy in the ...
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How can I delete accidentally uploaded attachment files to GitHub? (about comment attachments, not repository files)

GitHub has nice feature that you can attach files to issue comments. But is there any way to undo attaching unwanted file? Even if comment is never submitted the file stays there forever, see for ...
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How can I filter users that starred or forked a given GitHub repo?

Similar to this question I'd like to filter GitHub users that starred or forked a given GitHub repo. I'd like to apply the filter's GitHub offers as part of their search and, for example, list all ...
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How can I get rid of <branchname> has recent pushes <time> ago on GitHub?

I have multiple branches on GitHub and all have similar priorities, like I don't intend on merging them and it is supposed to be kept as separate. But when I make a new branch and add some changes ...
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what do "packages" mean in the context of a github search?

Just what the title says, and, for more context the pic below: You can type in the github search box from within a project repo, and, you are presented with the above webpage.
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At github.com why do I now get interminable rotating circle when clicking green "Code" button, instead of usual list of program files to download?

I'm trying to download the program "mps-youtube" (for linux) from https://github.com/mps-youtube/mps-youtube But when I click on the green "Code" button near the top right of the ...
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Can I export a commit as a patch file from GitHub's web UI?

I often find myself wanting a commit from a GitHub repository as a patch file. Is there any way I can do this through GitHub's web UI and get an output like git-format-patch? I'd like to be able to do ...
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GitHub: Do squashed pull requests show up in the contributions graph as a single commit?

I'm working on feature branches that can have over a hundred commits over the course of a week or two. I've expected to get daily marks on my contribution graph for these daily commits once my pull ...
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Github reviews how do I verify changes in a review?

A common pattern when do code reviews is that I suggest a change that should be considered, and then the change is made and I make sure it is correct. The github review app isn't reallly helping... ...
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Github: Search repo at commit/tag/branch

I am looking for a way to achieve code searches for specific repo state. It can be a specific commit, tag, or, branch. Does github's current search feature provide some way to do this? Currently I ...
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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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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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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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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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Don't 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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