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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.

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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

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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.

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

This directive coerces values to Promises using Promise.resolve and as such is capable of receiving non-promise values.

keithamus opened Feb 26, 2021
1 comment
main fix-until-allow-non-promise-values-in-type

Add .idea/ for the Rider cache directory. it's exactly the same interest as the visual studio cache directory. Reasons for making this change: Because Rider is used by a lot of Unity Developers and ...

Morgan-6Freedom opened Feb 26, 2021
2 comments
github:master Morgan-6Freedom:patch-1

The SARIF standard supports Code Scanning output from a growing number of tools; https://docs.github.com/en/github/finding-security-vulnerabilities-and-errors-in-your-code/sarif-support-for-code-scanning ...

ap0phi5 opened Feb 26, 2021
1 comment

There seems to have been some cases where the old ones have been picked up instead of the new ones. At least I spotted one case where this happened, in an internal actions run. I'm not sure how to ...

Python
RasmusWL opened Feb 26, 2021
1 comment
github:main RasmusWL:ensure-old-queries-not-used

This PR fixes a name resolution issue that I found in the extraction logs of dotnet/runtime. Differences job

C#
tamasvajk opened Feb 26, 2021
1 comment
github:main tamasvajk:feature/fix-name-resolution

public class TestServlet extends HttpServlet { private static final long serialVersionUID = 1L; @Override protected void doGet(HttpServletRequest req, HttpServletResponse resp) throws ServletException, ...

question
fxzyyy opened Feb 26, 2021

see domain location cubeId0 also quoted You’re making changes in a project you don’t have write access to. We’ve created a fork of this project for you to commit your proposed changes to. Submitting a ...

cubeId0 opened Feb 26, 2021
4 comments
github:main cubeId0:patch-3

Why: If you land on this page from a search, there is no indication that prior steps are required. What's being changed: A small preamble is added before the process that mentions and links to the ...

kwacky1 opened Feb 26, 2021
5 comments
main kwacky1-migration-clarify