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tom location:"San Francisco, CA" Find all tom users in "San Francisco, CA".
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NOT cat Excludes all results containing cat.

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strange comments:>42 Issues with more than 42 comments.
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author:mojombo All issues authored by mojombo.
mentions:tpope All issues mentioning tpope.
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User search

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fullname:"Linus Torvalds" Find users with the full name "Linus Torvalds".
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chris followers:100..200 Find all chris users with followers between 100 and 200.
ryan repos:>10 Find all ryan users with more than 10 repositories.

This commit fixes the problem whereby a database is removed and the problems associated with queries run from that database stick around in the problems view. Also, once problems are cleared, we need ...

aeisenberg opened Sep 30, 2020
github:main aeisenberg:aeisenberg/clear-problems

When browsing the project in my IDE, I get (valid) errors, as most will not correctly parse nested double quotes. This makes for a confusing experience. This change allows IDEs to parse html correctly ...

sjwarner opened Sep 30, 2020
github:master sjwarner:double-quote-ide-issue

The name attribute of tags is deprecated in HTML5. This change swaps it to use the preferred href method of linking.

sjwarner opened Sep 30, 2020
github:master sjwarner:fix-deprecated-html

Proposed Changes 1. Update path to the linters directory in the TEMPLATES/README.md, making it consistent with the main README.md Readiness Checklist Author/Contributor - [x] If documentation is ...

st3v3nhunt opened Sep 30, 2020
github:master st3v3nhunt:fix-linters-dir-path

Regexp literals with /.../ are currently handled, but not RegExp objects. This fixes a false negative observed at a customer, as suggested by @asgerf.

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adityasharad opened Sep 30, 2020
github:main adityasharad:javascript/client-side-url-redirect-regexp

Added and improved documentation.

alinasahoo opened Sep 30, 2020
github:master alinasahoo:patch-1

Preliminary Steps Please confirm you have... - [x] reviewed How Linguist Works, - [x] reviewed the Troubleshooting docs, - [x] considered implementing an override, - [x] verified an issue has ...

dillonledoux opened Sep 30, 2020

Reasons for making this change: TODO Links to documentation supporting these rule changes: TODO If this is a new template: - Link to application or project’s homepage: TODO

Avi-code-byte opened Sep 30, 2020
github:master Avi-code-byte:master
ketanjamnal opened Sep 30, 2020
github:master ketanjamnal:master

I'm coming here from finding out that GitHub comments use Linguist both for figuring out what language is used in a code block, and for determining what syntax highlighter to use for it. But I think ...

sdegutis opened Sep 30, 2020
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