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How to connect GitHub to multiple channels on Slack?

I want to connect each repository on GitHub to publish notifications on its respective channel on Slack. For example: github:repoA >> slack:channelA github:repoB >> slack:channelB Is it ...
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Is there a public issue tracker for Github.com?

Does GitHub have a public issue tracker for bugs / enhancements to the github.com website itself? If not, what is the suggested way for reporting bugs / requesting enhancements to the github.com ...
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What URL escaping does GitHub markdown expect?

I have a markdown file checked into GitHub, and in this file I want to link to the following URL: https://query.wikidata.org/#%23 Diplomatic missions with no operator.%0ASELECT DISTINCT%0A%09%...
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Does a private folder always stay as such on GitHub?

I am asking because I have a free account on GitHub as a student which it seems will expire over time and now I have a few private repositories. Will they become public?
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Does GitHub notify owners if a member publicizes their organization?

https://help.github.com/articles/publicizing-or-hiding-organization-membership/ Just wondering if GitHub notifies anyone if a member makes their organization membership public?
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Will deleting my GitHub organization break redirects for a previously transferred repository?

I created an organization owning one repository in GitHub Enterprise 2.9. I then transferred the repository to another organization. Redirects are working; e.g. /old-org/repo/issues/123 redirects to /...
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Show GitHub issues that do NOT contain a label

About once a week a newcomer finds my GitHub project, asks "Is there an issue that nobody works on and that I could fix?", fixes it, then disappears forever. Yesterday two newcomers fixed the same ...
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404 error when trying to access my GitHub page

It shows 404 when I try to access my GitHub page. What am I doing wrong? My GitHub page: https://krislu.github.io/ My GitHub repo: https://github.com/KrisXDLu/
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How to synchronise a folder from GitHub repository branch upon commit to a Dropbox directory?

I have a GitHub repository with multiple branches that I and others regularly commit to, but I'm only interested in the master branch here. Whenever this is committed to, I want to sync new and ...
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Filing GitHub repositories into folders?

I have several related GitHub repositories (all owned by my user) which I would like to file together into a folder. I can't find how on the GitHub UI - but is there some way to make it happen anyway?...
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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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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 show the license overview in GitHub?

but when I add the same LICENSE to my repo no overview is shown. How to achieve this?
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My GitHub account has been suddenly “flagged” and hidden from public view - how come?

I just got this message bar on GitHub saying that: 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 ...
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Searching for stuff in GitHub repo through mobile web

Is there a way to search project issues while using GitHub from a mobile browser? I could not find a search box for searching through project stuff. I was expecting the same functionality as in the ...
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Is it possible to preview a 'Squash and merge' on GitHub?

I have a pull request from branch new-files that contains contributions from multiple authors. Before I squash and merge this pull request into master, I would like to preview the squashed commit so ...
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Restrict master branch/pull request access to certain users

I'd like to restrict write access to the master branch in a github organization repository to its owner (namely me). This would enforce all contributors to make a branch instead of committing directly ...
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Does GitHub update my contributions section when I merged my branch into master branch?

I made 28 commits on my play_grnd branch. When I merged my branch into master branch (or someone merged my branch into master), Does contributions section on my profile page update itself with ...
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Why is the GitHub “file upload button” not showing up?

As I understand it, under the main page of the repository there should be a button to create/upload new file to the left of "Username / Repository Name" in the GitHub web interface. There is not. ...
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GitHub pages 404 File Not Found error

I am attempting to publish a website using github pages. I have a Index.HTML, and see the message "Your site is published at https://starsweeper.github.io/" in the repository settings, but when I go ...
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How to remove or hide other contributors in my GitHub

I am new to GitHub. I have recently created a git repo and committed few of my code in GitHub. After few of my commits I see different names are visible in my contributors list. That may be because ...
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Do GitHub's statistics of visitors and cloners include owners?

GitHub's UI offers a graph of (unique) visitors and cloners. Question is, does that include visits and clones by yourself, as an owner of a project? If not - what about visits and clones by recognized ...
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How to have a better edit options in gist.github?

I started to create a toturial here: gist.github.com/stavalfi/1020abe20960c2daf215410da56250eb But the edit window is too small and I can't see the privew befor I commit the changes I did in the edit. ...
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How to suggest a template for issues in my repo?

I was wondering if there is a way to suggest a template to users that submit issues to my GitHub repository. Basically, whenever one of them opened the Issues form, I'd like for something like this to ...
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Stop Gmail signature from showing up in GitHub issues when replying by email

My boss often likes to reply to posts on GitHub by email. Unfortunately, this causes both the automatically-quoted original message and his email signature to appear in the GitHub post, which takes up ...
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GitHub terms of service

GitHub website says it is "free to use for public and open source projects". Do the projects need to be public and open source, or just public or open source? [edit] By "open source" I mean FOSS.
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Analytics on GitHub pages

Does GitHub provide some (native) way to track visitors on some hosted page (pages at *.github.io/project)? I know we can see traffic on GitHub repositories and I thought there would be some similar ...
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Sending GitHub notifications from different organizations to different addresses

I've got a GitHub account connected to two orgs. I regularly contribute to both, and also contribute independently to projects outside of either of these orgs. Anytime I get a notification from any ...
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How can I tell on which commit a file was merged into my branch?

I've accidentally merged files into my branch. I don't know on which commit this happened. Is there a way I can look at when a file was committed to my branch?
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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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Why is the Navigation Bar on GitHub.com Black when I am Signed In?

Recently, the navigation bar of GitHub.com became black for me, but only when I am signed in. The below screenshot demonstrates what it looks like when I am signed in. The below screenshot ...
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Publish GitHub repo subfolder to GitHub pages, keeping subfolder path

I have a repository called, let's say, odds-and-ends. Within that repo is the folder, js-projects, and then another folder within that is quick-js-app. quick-js-app contains all the ingredients of a ...
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GitHub Pages - I cannot access Automatic Page Generator

According to the GitHub Pages website, if you create a repository named "username.github.io", where username is your username (or organization name), you will be able to access the "Automatic Page ...
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GitHub Projects - How to set issue status based on card column?

Within a GitHub "Project", is it possible to change the status of an issue when I move a card (which is an issue) to a certain column (in this case "Done")? Example in image - I would like to move "...
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Modify a GitHub pull request 100% online, without having to install Git

GitHub allows me to send a pull request entirely online. This is very useful to casually fix typos or grammar errors or broken URLs in a README, for instance. While such pull requests most often get ...
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Code review entire repo on GitHub without new commits

How can I conduct a code review for an interview candidate on GitHub using a PR/code review in the absence of new commits? Can I use a hack like making a fork, or do I need to clone the repo locally ...
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How to add a new repo/page to my GitHub hosted website?

I currently have a website hosted on myUserName.github.io. I found out that I can add a new page to it by pushing another repository to its gh-pages branch, but I am not sure how to do this exactly ...
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How do I star an organization on GitHub?

I know how to star a repository but how can I star an organization so that I can keep track of all repositories in the organization? For example, this organization has a lot of awesome repositories ...
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Why do I show up as two users in reports that pull from GitHub Enterprise?

I'm the only one on the team that I see this problem with. Some of my commits show my full name and others show my username. There are no accessibility issues regarding that, I have full access to ...
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How do I actually see a list of my branches on GitHub?

Today I committed some code to GitHub. I'd like to be able to actually view it. How do I see a full list of branches where I've committed something?
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Only receive GitHub email notifications when @mentioned directly

I am working on a medium-sized GitHub project (~10 active collaborators) and am getting flooded by tons of extraneous emails that I don't need to respond to. Ideally I'd only like to receive an email ...
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Manually setting GitHub languages?

GitHub appears to auto-detect the project language type. However, it has failed on a couple of mine. Is there a way to set that manually, or is there some keyword/phrase I should set to trigger it? ...
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Commit under another user on GitHub

I'm new at GitHub and I've noticed that GitHub allows to commit under any user's data (and submit pull requests under my account using commits made with "fake" users data). For example, I am able to ...
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What are GitHub's votes on black background?

In the above picture, where does the black +9 vote come from? How do I add a +1 like this? It is different from the comment reaction added recently to GitHub.
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What is this badge that appears in certain GitHub issue comments?

In a node.js repo, the text "Node.js Foundation member" appears in the tile bar for all of a particular user's comments: However, note that the extra text is missing from a comment by the same user ...
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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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Can I see cross repository statistics in GitHub?

I often want to get a sense of the work developers on my team have done in the last week or two. Is there an application which lets me easily do things like: for an individual developer, across all ...
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How to see my recent “line notes” (comments left on other people's commits) in GitHub?

In GitHub, you can comment on other people's commits, they are called "line notes": How to see all of my recent line notes? I write many per day, and when I want to link to my notes later, it is ...
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Use GitHub pages on multiple repositories when one has a custom CNAME already?

I have a GitHub repository set up to host a small static site. The repository that hosts this is in the following format: username.github.io This repository is setup to use a custom domain and has a ...