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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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?

I have a Github repository that I forked from some other project several months ago. It is now several months later and the original master repo has changed. I would like to update my repo to reflect ...
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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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How can I have a public searchable GitHub account?

My GitHub account is public: https://github.com/USER. I can see my name even if not connected (active Sign up, Sign in buttons). However, I cannot find my projects when searching after it (Google, ...
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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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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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Create a folder in GitHub via the web interface

I want to add a new folder to my newly created GitHub repository without installing the windows setup. Is it possible to do so? I have gone through help which is saying to execute some commands to ...
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Is there any way to see traffic sources to a GitHub project?

A lot of people just starred one of my GitHub projects overnight (yay!). Is there any way for me to figure out where this influx of traffic came from? Does GitHub provide any kind of analytics?
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How do I delete entries from my GitHub Activity Feed?

I prefer my Activity Feed to contain only project-relevant actions (e.g., commits). I recently found my feed polluted with my issue comments. How can I remove specific entries from my GitHub Activity ...
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Export/Print list of GitHub repo issues

The repository that I am looking at has a great number of issues that I would like to read but it's not manageable while scrolling in GitHub interace. Is there an option to export or print a full list ...
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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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Is there a limit in the number of GitHub organizations a single account can create?

What is the limit to the number of GitHub organizations you can create in a single account? It doesn't seem like there is a public disclosure regarding the number of organizations that one account can ...
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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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GitHub pages do not appear

I have added a gh-pages branch to a project on GitHub, but the GitHub pages are not appearing. What could be going wrong?
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How can I see my contributions on GitHub to everywhere except my own repo's?

I want to see all contributions I made to others on GitHub, but I do a ton of work in my own repositories so my contributions tab has my commits to my repo's overshadowing my contributions to others. ...
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Caching assets in Github pages (github.io)

Is it possible to cache assets in github pages? I'm wondering If I should consider moving my webapp from my personal server to github pages and the only thing that's stopping me so far is this.
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How can one upload files to GitHub via the web interface?

My question related to the Github.com web interface only. Similar to this question (Create a folder in GitHub via the web interface), is it possible to upload files to a GitHub repository using only ...
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Can I allow collaborators to add themselves on GitHub?

I'd like to send out a URL to an external team such that anyone who clicks on it can join my private repository as a collaborator using a read-only role. I don't want individually to add every ...
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Can't upload APK to GitHub releases

It was working five minutes ago, but now for some reason I can't seem to be able to upload an APK: Has it just become impossible to upload APK files to GitHub releases? Or am I doing something the ...