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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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How do I refresh repository listing on Coderwall to account for deleted repos?

I have an account on Coderwall, and it lists GitHub repos that I deleted long time ago. As a result, all the links point to 404 pages on Github. This happens on renaming repositories on GitHub as ...
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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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Internationalization of the GitHub wiki or GitHub Pages?

My project's documentation is on a wiki where unfortunately every new contributor has to be validated by me beforehand, which is a pain. So I am considering switching to the GitHub wiki, in which ...
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How to delete a file and folder from github.com repository using github.com's web interface?

How to delete a file and folder from github.com repository using github.com's web interface? I searched on Google, but haven't found any answer. I have found about how to do using commands ...
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Automatically watch all GitHub repos forked from my original

A lot of people are forking my GitHub repo and I would like to be able to see what new features they may be working on without having to manually visit each fork to watch. How to automatically watch ...
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What does starring a repository on GitHub do?

GitHub rolled out their new notifications and stars feature. But does starring do anything for a repository? Is it just to show support or interest? Is there any functional purpose to the user? ...
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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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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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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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How can I do a Google search about GitHub without getting results from public repositories?

I tried to search a private code base on GitHub for a string that included a [*. It gave me a pretty 500 error page so I jumped over to Google and searched for "github search special characters". ...
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How do I change which email address GitHub uses for my Gravatar image?

GitHub currently uses my private email for Gravatar, but I would like it to use one of my work ones instead. However, I can't find any way to change which email address is used to get the image. I ...
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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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Find repositories without changes

On GitHub, how can I find the repositories I have forked but are still identical to the parent repository (i.e. no changes were made in the fork)?
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Can I +1 on GitHub without leaving a comment?

On Google Code I can show my support for an issue by starring it (I prefer not to add a comment saying "me too!"). On GitHub I can follow an issue (receive notifications on updates and comments), but ...
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Add myself to a GitHub organization

I just received login credentials for a GitHub organization. How can I add my personal GitHub account to the organization? When I try to log into the organization, I get the following error message: ...
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Embedding a specific revision of a Gist on GitHub.com via JavaScript

gist.github.com has a great feature where you can embed the current version of a file in a blog via a <script/> tag. However, I can't seem to embed an older revision, or the current atomic ...
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Display a branch other than master on GitHub project home page

The regular main page (https://github.com/username/repo) for a repo on GitHub displays the master branch by default. Is there a way to make it display another branch as the default, say if I make a ...
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How to use a GitHub as a hosting for a small static website?

I have found a project called impress.js on GitHub. This project has a cool demo at http://impress.github.io/impress.js/. How can I use GitHub in a similar way for my projects' demos (or at least ...
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Is there a way to have GitHub send commit notifications including the diff?

Does anyone know of a way to have GitHub email commit/pull request notifications including the full diff of the commit? I know about the email service hook, but that doesn't send the diff.
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Export GitHub impact graph to image

I really like GitHub's impact graph about my Open Source project. I would like to include it in a presentation, so I would like to download it as an image. How to export this graph to an image? ...
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Is there a way to edit code directly on GitHub using SSH?

I know I can log in to GitHub and edit code directly on the site, without cloning the repository. Is there a way to do something similar via SSH, so that I can edit files using just a console? ...
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On GitHub (gist) what is the star button used for?

What does the star button do on GitHub's gist section? For example: https://gist.github.com/1372818 I have three buttons in the headline, they are: edit - download - (un)star With the last one ...
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How to archive GitHub repositories

GitHub does not allow users to archive repositories and the available plans have fixed limits for the amount of repositories one may have. If I need to host more repositories than I'm allowed to and ...
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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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View newsfeed/timeline for a specific GitHub repository

I'm aware GitHub lets you follow multiple repositories with the following features: Personalized newsfeed of all repos you're watching -- https://github.com Global timeline of all public repos -- ...
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Is there any way to receive email notifications when someone accepts/merges my pull requests?

Is there any way to receive email notifications when someone accepts/merges my pull requests?
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How to claim contributions on GitHub

A project I used to work on has recently moved from using self-hosted Subversion to GitHub-hosted git for its source control solution. My name appears in the commits, but I can see no way of claiming ...
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When I'm looking at a commit on GitHub, how can I tell what branch it's associated with?

If I'm loking at a commit on GitHub (for example), how can I tell what branch that commit is associated with?
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Is there any private README file writer where I can keep my private notes without using heavy-weight document writers? [closed]

I am looking for a notepad in the cloud to use as my reference book, so I can search by content and file name and edit. My best FREE notepad for the moment: edit add new read as raw (much cleaner to ...
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Applying filters to advanced compare view with GitHub

I'm using the GitHub compare view on branches. Here's an example, the repo I'm looking at is private: https://github.com/wycats/handlebars.js/compare/master...commandline. Is there any way to add the ...
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Can I enforce a password strength requirement for my team on GitHub?

I am concerned to let any team member in with a weak password on my dev team but I do not see a way to enforce that as a requirement in GitHub. Is this possible? The concern is that a team members ...
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How do I change the email used when I edit a file on GitHub?

GitHub's web-based editor is great for making a quick change to a file. But how can I set the email address used in my commit? I have several email addresses associated with my account. It seems to ...
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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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Monitor GitHub pull request without commenting

I'd like to subscribe to all changes to a GitHub pull request without first having to put in a comment. Is there anyway to do that?
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Can I associate a GitHub gist with an organization?

My team has a GitHub organization account. A lot of the work I do results in one-off scripts that we want to be able to have on our organization page but that aren't big enough projects to justify ...
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Can I delete my public GitHub repository?

I have a Git repository hosted publicly on GitHub that I would like to delete. How can I do this?
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Is it possible to place a gist on a wordpress.com site?

Is it possible to place a gist on a wordpress.com site?
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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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Is there a way to link to a specific line of an arbitrary sha1 and file on GitHub?

For example, I can link to a specific line of an arbitrary tag and file, like this. And I can link to an arbitrary sha1 and file, like this, but that's the raw file, so no way to link to a line there....