Questions tagged [github]

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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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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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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Github: can I see my activity per day?

At the end of the day I need to fill my timesheet and I forget what I did all day, Github Profile page do not show activity per day
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Upgrade gist to full GitHub project without commandline or IDE

I've been using GitHub's gist feature for some very lightweight HTML + CSS + JavaScript experiments. I don't have git on my laptop either as a commandline tool or via some IDE. (I'm hitchhiking ...
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Where can I see all my comments on issues on GitHub?

Where can I see all the comments I wrote on issues on the GitHub website? https://github.com/issues only list the issues I have opened, and not the issues I have commented on.
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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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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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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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Is there a way to search through comments on issues on GitHub?

Last night at like 3 AM I made a comment on an issue that was pertinent to the problem I'm facing. Now I can't find what GitHub issue I made the comment on. Is there a way to see all the comments I'...
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DuckDNS profile gone after changing name on GitHub

I signed up to DuckDNS using GitHub. The other day, I changed my GitHub name and email and when I logged into DuckDNS my old profile was gone, replaced by a new one. There doesn't seem to be a way to ...
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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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Strikethrough with GitHub Markdown

Using HTML tags is supposed to work with GitHub Markdown but, in particular, <s>text</s> is not working for me. It used to work on the now deprecated live preview page, but not on preview ...
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How can I change multiple files and submit them in one pull request on GitHub?

I used GitHub's web interface to commit changes to multiple files. For each file, a new pull request has been created: Does the web interface allow to merge multiple requests so that I can submit all ...
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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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If I am added as a collaborator to a GitHub repository, how can I get it to show on my profile?

I was added as a collaborator to a GitHub repository. I received an email about it and everything, but it doesn't appear on my "Repositories" list when I go to my profile. Is there a reason for this ...
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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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Is it possible to delete a file from GitHub and also erase all evidence of its existence

Is it possible to delete a file from github.com and also erase all evidence that it ever existed? When I click on history, I can see all modifications of the GitHub project, including deletion of ...
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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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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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File size and storage limits on GitHub

From an answer given at Is there a limit in the number of GitHub organizations a single account can create?, it seems that if you don't see a hard limit published, you'll have to consider the main ...
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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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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 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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Any way to contact a user on GitHub?

I'd like to contact a developer on GitHub to see how I can help out, etc. I don't see the option anywhere.
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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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WiKi for an organization in GitHub -- possible?

Is it possible to create a WiKi on an organization level in GitHub? That is, I don't want a wiki in a single repository and I want to avoid creating a new empty repository only Wiki. Instead I want to ...
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Blogging on Medium but retain versions

Is there a way I can write blogs on Medium but still have those version maintained on GitHub? Or write them on Jekyll GitHub pages and have them post to Medium? Basically version control your Medium ...
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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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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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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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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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Track traffic to GitHub repo longer than 14 days?

Is it possible to track and view/analyze traffic to a GitHub repository (possibly with referrers information) for a period longer than 14 days? That seems to be the longest period that I can see via ...
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Can I see a commit's real Author details in GitHub? (NOT just the GitHub username!)

When looking at a commit in GitHub, I want to see the value of the "Author" field in the commit. As far as I can tell, GitHub will only show me the GitHub username. Too see the author field, I need ...
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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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Can't see the forks of a project on GitHub when "Too many forks to display" is shown

When I click on a project with a lot of forks, I see the following message: Couldn't load network graph. Too many forks to display. Example: https://github.com/odoo/odoo/network What to do ...
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How can I list people who have starred my GitHub repository?

I'm curious as to who has starred a GitHub repo of mine, so I'd like a list of users who have starred it. Is this possible to get?
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View estimated size of GitHub repository before cloning

I want to view the total repo size of a project hosted on GitHub without having to clone it. Sometimes I do this: Start cloning some GitHub repository Receiving objects: 45% (218/476), 5.50 MiB | ...
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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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Can I trick GitHub into displaying the PDF in the browser instead of downloading it?

When viewing a PDF file on GitHub, there seems to be no way to have the browser simply display the file as opposed to downloading it. None of these links work, and these are the only ones I'm able to ...
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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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How does "following" work on GitHub?

I have a GitHub account and I follow some of my friends and other people whose projects interest me. When following someone, I was expecting to see their public activity in my news feed, but it is not ...
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How to search with logic operators on GitHub?

GitHub has a search system, building on elastic search that has many advanced features like searching for repositories or users. Using Google, I can search GitHub for alternatives. The search syntax ...
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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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Markdown to insert and display an image on GitHub repo

According to the GitHub documentation, the Markdown syntax for inserting an image is: ![GitHub Logo](/images/logo.png) Format: ![Alt Text](url) Following their example syntax, I can't seem to be ...
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How do I find the date of the first commit in a GitHub repository?

Given a GitHub repository, how can I quickly find the date of its first commit? I often want to know how old the project is, but I cannot find a quick way to get to the start of the commit histories ...
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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 to remove GitHub Pages?

I was playing about with my git repo and tried the GitHub pages feature but I'm not sure how to get rid of it. The check box on the repo admin is disabled.
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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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How can I make my Github Wiki crawlable by search engines? robots.txt seems to forbid it

While using the W3C link checker, I found out that my Github Wiki can't be crawled: https://github.com/aegif/CmisSync/wiki/Getting-started-with-CmisSync-development Status: (N/A) Forbidden by ...

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