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GitHub’s search supports a variety of different operations. Here’s a quick cheat sheet for some of the common searches.

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Basic search

This search Finds repositories with…
cat stars:>100 Find cat repositories with greater than 100 stars.
user:defunkt Get all repositories from the user defunkt.
tom location:"San Francisco, CA" Find all tom users in "San Francisco, CA".
join extension:coffee Find all instances of join in code with coffee extension.
NOT cat Excludes all results containing cat.

Repository search

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This search Finds repositories with…
cat stars:>100 Find cat repositories with greater than 100 stars.
user:defunkt Get all repositories from the user defunkt.
pugs pushed:>2013-01-28 Pugs repositories pushed to since Jan 28, 2013.
node.js forks:<200 Find all node.js repositories with less than 200 forks.
jquery size:1024..4089 Find jquery repositories between the sizes 1024 and 4089 kB.
gitx fork:true Repository search includes forks of gitx.
gitx fork:only Repository search returns only forks of gitx.

Code search

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This search Finds repositories with…
install repo:charles/privaterepo Find all instances of install in code from the repository charles/privaterepo.
shogun user:heroku Find references to shogun from all public heroku repositories.
join extension:coffee Find all instances of join in code with coffee extension.
system size:>1000 Find all instances of system in code of file size greater than 1000kbs.
examples path:/docs/ Find all examples in the path /docs/.
replace fork:true Search replace in the source code of forks.

Issue search

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This search Finds issues…
encoding user:heroku Encoding issues across the Heroku organization.
cat is:open Find cat issues that are open.
strange comments:>42 Issues with more than 42 comments.
hard label:bug Hard issues labeled as a bug.
author:mojombo All issues authored by mojombo.
mentions:tpope All issues mentioning tpope.
assignee:rtomayko All issues assigned to rtomayko.
exception created:>2012-12-31 Created since the beginning of 2013.
exception updated:<2013-01-01 Last updated before 2013.

User search

User search finds users with an account on GitHub. You can also filter the results:

This search Finds repositories with…
fullname:"Linus Torvalds" Find users with the full name "Linus Torvalds".
tom location:"San Francisco, CA" Find all tom users in "San Francisco, CA".
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.

Summary Webhooks now have a REST API for checking on recently sent events. Intended Outcome High volume integrators can now filter on delivery attempts in the last 30 days, read the status of a specific ...

all beta cloud ecosystem server
github-product-roadmap opened Oct 7, 2020

Hi CodeQL people! Regarding CodeQL@GitHUB via Workflows/Actions, I have four questions that I hope you can help answer, or direct me to the right place to ask these questions. 1) Is it possible to exclude ...

question
safl opened Oct 7, 2020
2 comments

The easiest way to update GitHub for Visual Studio is to download and open the VSIX file here: https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=GitHub.GitHubExtensionforVisualStudio If you experience ...

jcansdale opened Oct 6, 2020

Description of the false positive lgtm is claiming that a loop variable of type uint8_t will always stay equal to or greater than its initial value, despite the for-loop decrementing it. It's as if ...

C++ false-positive
arvidn opened Oct 6, 2020
4 comments

Bumps htmlparser2 from 4.1.0 to 5.0.0. Release notes Sourced from htmlparser2's releases. v5.0.0 Breaking changes: Default the decodeEntities option to true 8ac01e0 Removes underscores in front ...

dependencies
dependabot-preview[bot] opened Oct 5, 2020
3 comments
main dependabot/npm_and_yarn/htmlparser2-5.0.0

Previously, the token was not provided for downloads via $GITHUB_API_URL and therefore downloads of releases in private repositories were susceptible to failing with a 404. Merge / deployment checklist ...

henrymercer opened Oct 5, 2020
2 comments
main henrymercer/provide-token-to-api-downloads

I've held off on writing thorough tests, because getting a good mock WebAuthn authenticator working was a bit daunting. However, Chrome's DevTools protocol now supports virtual authenticators: ...

enhancement help wanted
lgarron opened Oct 5, 2020

new gitignore file 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

thuli-ntl opened Oct 5, 2020
2 comments
github:master thuli-ntl:patch-1

When I try to use this lib with delegated-events (https://github.com/dgraham/delegated-events), I get this error: TypeError undefined is not an object (evaluating 'matched.observers[j].data.call') ...

ocarreterom opened Oct 5, 2020