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Can I create an issue in a GitHub repository by sending an email?

Is there any way to allow team members to raise the issue on GitHub by simply sending the details to some email address, like how FogBugz allows it?
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Is it ok to use github as a file hosting?

Is it ok to use github as a file hosting ? Now i dont mean it like cloud hosting like dropbox. For example: https://dribbble.com/shots/1722076-Free-iPhone-6-4-7-inch-Template-PSD?list=users&...
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Link to “Plans and pricing” page at GitHub

How can I click-out my way to "Plans and pricing" page? Is there any link leading to this page on my repo's page or anywhere else? I can't see it in standard GitHub footer. Each time I need to open ...
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How can I provide search for a GitHub wiki hosted in a private (organizational) repo?

We have a lot of engineering documentation stored in a shared repository wiki. The repo itself, though, is private (i.e. part of an organization). Although there is functionality in the wiki to ...
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Get language breakdown of all GitHub repositories by user

Is there a way to get the total language breakdown of all of a user's (specifically my) repositories in the same way as GitHub provides language breakdowns by repository? Or do I need to make one ...
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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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Linking Javadoc Page from Github

I have been working on Github project Android-Commons. It is a collection of common Android Utilities. I have made documentation for Project code(See here). What I am facing issue is with I am not ...
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PDF of GitHub Readme file

Is there a way to download the Readme file of a GitHub project as a PDF, with the same formatting as the readme?
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How can I add special text format on GitHub?

I am trying to add text formatted in a special way to a GitHub repo on README.md file but it is not rendering the text format the way I want it. I have attached images below. I want it to look like ...
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How to return data from GitHub API in XML?

There is official GitHub API which returns data in JSON, but is there any way to return the data in XML format? JSON format example: https://api.github.com/repos/github/github-services/issues
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List of github users being followed by me

When you follow someone on GitHub, you'll get notifications on your dashboard about their activity. But where will I get the list of the people I am following?
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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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What's the use of “user referenced this issue from a commit in repository” in GitHub issues?

I have a bunch of entries that say "someone referenced this issue from a commit in someone/project" that are automatically inserted by GitHub in the comments of a reported issue. These are not pull ...
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How can I default GitHub Enterprise to private repositories?

On the GitHub Enterprise system, is there a way to make "private" the default mode for repositories? We're setup to allow both our normal internal users as well as certain vendors to have access to ...
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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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Does a GitHub account password change affect generated SSH keys?

I have a generated SSH key on my computer (Ubuntu 14.04) with help from the GitHub.com blog. Now, if I change the password of my GitHub account (from same or other computer) do I then need to ...
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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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What does “authored 7 days ago; committed 14 hours ago” mean on GitHub?

I'm seeing this on this GitHub repository: What does this mean? How can something be "authored 7 days ago", and yet "committed 14 hours ago"?
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Integrate GitHub branches beginning with string in a Slack channel

Is it possible to create a GitHub integration for a Slack channel where it only posts changes on branches beginning with "some-string-*"?
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Maximum notifications per comment in GitHub

When using GitHub, I sometimes list several users with the @ sign to indicate that they should look at e.g. a pull request. The other day, I did this with about 20 people, and some of them were not ...
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one github account, both personal and for work - how to make it secure?

So I do have a github account which has my personal stuff, but it also is a part of the 'organization' I have at work. Now - the work stuff is sensitive. I really care about it being secure. I want ...
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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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Is it possible to authenticate to GitHub using OpenID?

I just want to report a bug to a GitHub project, and I'd hate to go through opening yet another account just for that. OpenID authentication would have been perfect for me - but unfortunately, I ...
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Is there a way to link to a commit on GitHub without specifying repo path?

I am trying to automate links to commits in GitHub Enterprise from our issue tracking system (TargetProcess). The commit hash is already referenced in TP and I'd like to make it clickable so that it ...
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Can I configure GitHub to trigger an email, tweet, or other event when a new release is published?

I would like to send notifications to a specific set of users when a new version of our software is released. People who 'watch' the repository get notifications for releases from GitHub, but I would ...
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Get GitHub gist file URL with syntax coloring?

I just pasted this multi-file gist: https://gist.github.com/anonymous/57e871d6779a0a38354f For some reason, GitHub decides to display both 20K+ line- files in full, making the master page a bit ...
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Fork and cloning differences

I'm learning about Git and GitHub as server. I read threads about cloning and forking differences, because their are similar. I can clone a public repository locally, then create a new one on GitHub, ...
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How to prevent a public GitHub repository from showing up on search results

Is there a way that I can prevent a public GitHub repository from showing up on search results? And if yes, how can I do this?
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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 ...
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Possible formats and file names in GitHub main repository page, instead of README.md?

In GitHub, a repository's main page, under the list of files, by default, there's a compiled view of a README.md markdown file. I like it. But, can this be a reStructuredText file, or an HTML file, ...
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Is there a way to add new GitHub repositories automatically to a team?

Say I have an organization on GitHub called ORG and a team comprising of all members in the org called TEAM_ORG. I would like any number of repositories that I ever create under the ORG GitHub ...
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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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Default issue view in GitHub

When I click on the Issues button for a repository, the default filter is: is:open is:issue Is there a way to change the default so that a particular milestone is excluded? For instance: is:open is:...
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Collect user data before they are allowed to clone public GitHub repo

I want to put a user data request page before a GitHub user can clone my public repository or download a zip of the source file. Is it possible?
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Search GitHub for Android apps and sort by stars

I want to search GitHub for repos of Android apps, and sort by stars. Is that possible?
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Tracking GitHub commits using RSS

I'm monitoring the commit log of a project my team is working on, and I was wondering whether there's any way to view the commits in an RSS/Atom reader. I.e., is there any URL provided by GitHub that ...
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Remove GitHub “repos contributed to”

I accidentally contributed to a repo that I did not want to and now it shows up on my profile under "repositories contributed to". Is there any way to remove this? Here is a picture of what I mean (...
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Show diff of two revisions for GitHub Gists

I can see how to view a specific revision and all revision diffs for a GitHub Gist, but do not see how to pick two revisions for comparison, like Wikipedia does. How can this be viewed?
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How to compare releases to a specific branch?

I notice that in the GitHub “Releases” page there is a handy mention of how many commits have occurred since branch “Develop”. For instance, see this example from AnkiDroid. How can GitHub be ...
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Hosting multiple web apps on GitHub

Recently I discovered that we can host our web apps on GitHub and publish them with the repo URL. I created a repo named myusername.github.io and published my web app on it. Now I want to host ...
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Why would GitHub decide I can't comment on diffs?

Yesterday I changed my password on our network. Now when I go to our GitHub from Firefox, it won't let me add comments to diffs (the little marker doesn't appear to the left of the line number). This ...
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Receive updates of starred projects via email of commits on master branch

I've starred a project on GitHub. I'd like to receive via email notification of major updates of that project (basically commits on the master branch). I know there is the "Watch" options but I don't ...
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Search GitHub source files via Google Search

I'm trying to search via Google to find a particular Ruby source file responsible for an issue and the OpenSSL function of interest is SSL_get_peer_certificate. If I find the function I'll probably ...
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Stop being auto-subscribed to GitHub repositories from an organisation

I’ve been joined to a GitHub “organisation” for some things I do at the day job occasionally (administrative and Debian packaging things). I’m not normally involved in the development of the stuff ...
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Highlight deleted and added lines with GitHub Markdown

How can I highlight deleted and added lines like in this comment? How do I make it look like a git diff? Do I have to use HTML? Or is there some tricky syntax like strikethrough?
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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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How to use git.io for non github.com domain URL?

If you enter an URL that is not under github.com domain, git.io will warn you that URL must be from github.com. However http://git.io/2048 goes to https://gabrielecirulli.github.io/2048/. I tried my ...
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If I disable issues in GitHub, do I lose the current set of issues?

If I disable the issue tracker in my Github repo, do I lose my current set of issues or do they re-appear when I re-enable it?
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Sequential to-do list using GitHub issues

At my company we are using GitHub issues to track issues, bugs, tasks, etc. We have tags for priorities but that is not working really well. What we would like to do is to build a list of tasks that ...
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How can I contact the author to tell about an extension I made for his program?

I am new to GitHub. In fact, I have just made an account only to send the author of this program a message informing about an small extension I have developed for his program. But I can not find a ...