GitHub Tips

Cross-Reference Issues

You can reference issues between repositories by mentioning user/repository#number in an issue.

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Issue references within a repository

Any number that refers to an Issue or Pull Request will be automatically converted into a link.

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Downloading Repositories

What happens when the repository owner has not prepared a zip file, and you just want a download to use yourself? There is an answer and you don't need to go though that horrid process to download software, install and register keys and whatnot on GitHub, etc.!

To simply download a repository as a zip file: add the extra path '/zipball/master/' to the end of the repository URL and voila, it gives you a zip file of the whole lot.

For example,


It then gives you a zip file to download.

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Just to let you know, this page was last updated Sunday, Apr 22 18