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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.
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.

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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.

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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

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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.

The GitHub workflow check-change-note.yml has no top-level name value, therefore it just appears as ".github/workflows/check-change-note.yml" in the workflow result (which might not be very user ...

question
Marcono1234 opened Feb 26, 2021

What article on docs.github.com is affected? https://docs.github.com/en/desktop/installing-and-configuring-github-desktop/configuring-git-for-github-desktop What part(s) of the article would you like ...

content core triage
steveward opened Feb 26, 2021
1 comment

This is an automated pull request to sync changes between the public and private repos. :robot: This pull request should be merged (not squashed) to preserve continuity across repos, so please let a bot ...

automated-reposync-pr automerge autoupdate
Octomerger opened Feb 26, 2021
77 comments
main repo-sync

Thanks for opening this issue. A GitHub docs team member should be by to give feedback soon. In the meantime, please check out the contributing guidelines. Originally posted by @welcome[bot] in https://github.com/github/docs/issues/4026#issuecomment-786782678 ...

triage
3laoy25 opened Feb 26, 2021

Thanks for opening this issue. A GitHub docs team member should be by to give feedback soon. In the meantime, please check out the contributing guidelines. Originally posted by @welcome[bot] in https://github.com/github/docs/issues/4026#issuecomment-786782678 ...

triage
3laoy25 opened Feb 26, 2021

👋 Welcome to GitHub Docs Discussions! We’re using Discussions as a place to connect with other members of our community. We hope that you: - Ask questions you’re wondering about. - Share ideas. ...

triage
3laoy25 opened Feb 26, 2021
1 comment

- remove installation logic entirely; this is handled more robustly and quickly by brew bundle - remove unused stop logic - print consistent restart messaging - output version that we've setup ...

MikeMcQuaid opened Feb 26, 2021
2 comments
master brew-upgrade-mysql-speedup
Danvy2709 opened Feb 26, 2021
1 comment
github:master Danvy2709:patch-5

Why: Version 1.6.0 the "setup-dotnet" action is no longer supported by Github Actions due to "Deprecating set-env and add-path commands". https://github.blog/changelog/2020-10-01-github-actions-deprecating-set-env-and-add-path-commands/ ...

thomasohagen opened Feb 26, 2021
7 comments
github:main thomasohagen:patch-1
Python
RasmusWL opened Feb 26, 2021
github:main RasmusWL:highlight-tornado-uri