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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

Repository search looks through the projects you have access to on GitHub. You can also filter the results:

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

Code search looks through the files hosted on GitHub. You can also filter the results:

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

Issue search looks through issues and pull requests on GitHub. You can also filter the results:

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.

Check one: - [ ] Semantic Change: something about the meaning of the text is different - [x] Non-semantic Change: Spelling, grammar, or formatting changes. Maintainers - This is for an event, please ...

mco9734 opened Sep 17, 2022
ComputerScienceHouse:master mco9734:normal

Check one: - [x] Semantic Change: something about the meaning of the text is different - [ ] Non-semantic Change: Spelling, grammar, or formatting changes. Summary of change(s): removing the ability ...

SpencerCreveling opened Aug 27, 2022
5 comments
ComputerScienceHouse:master SpencerCreveling:changeing_5.D.3.B

In the creation of the PR directorship budget in #219, 5% of the budget was allocated away from accum, but it also was not allocated away from accum it seems (attention to lines 503 and ~508~ 509) https://github.com/ComputerScienceHouse/Constitution/blob/18230e846a02e5345caa0cbc4da1d517299a7ed5/constitution.tex#L503-L509 ...

Inconsistency Logical Flaw
mxmeinhold opened May 12, 2022
2 comments

Check one: - [x] Semantic Change: something about the meaning of the text is different - [ ] Non-semantic Change: Spelling, grammar, or formatting changes. Summary of change(s): Recent practice ...

JayHors opened Apr 21, 2022
1 comment
ComputerScienceHouse:master JayHors:alumni-update

Check one: - [x] Semantic Change: something about the meaning of the text is different - [ ] Non-semantic Change: Spelling, grammar, or formatting changes. Summary of change(s):

SpencerCreveling opened Apr 10, 2022
1 comment
ComputerScienceHouse:master SpencerCreveling:Delay-Intro-Process

Check one: - [x] Semantic Change: something about the meaning of the text is different - [ ] Non-semantic Change: Spelling, grammar, or formatting changes. Summary of change(s): added a term to the ...

SpencerCreveling opened Apr 10, 2022
2 comments
ComputerScienceHouse:master SpencerCreveling:add-term-to-expectations

Check one: - [x] Semantic Change: something about the meaning of the text is different - [ ] Non-semantic Change: Spelling, grammar, or formatting changes. Summary of change(s): Adds a Public Relations ...

Needs Discussion Proposal
mco9734 opened Apr 3, 2022
28 comments
ComputerScienceHouse:master mco9734:PR-EBoard
Ban Abe (#218)

Check one: - [x] Semantic Change: something about the meaning of the text is different - [ ] Non-semantic Change: Spelling, grammar, or formatting changes. Summary of change(s): Ban Abe from CSH ...

jabbate19 opened Mar 27, 2022
2 comments
ComputerScienceHouse:master jabbate19:ban-abe

Check one: - [x] Semantic Change: something about the meaning of the text is different - [ ] Non-semantic Change: Spelling, grammar, or formatting changes. Summary of change(s): By-laws don t exist ...

Needs Discussion Proposal
Mstrodl opened Mar 27, 2022
6 comments
ComputerScienceHouse:master Mstrodl:no-more-bylaws

Check one: - [x] Semantic Change: something about the meaning of the text is different - [ ] Non-semantic Change: Spelling, grammar, or formatting changes. Summary of change(s): Made it clear that ...

Needs Discussion Proposal
SpencerCreveling opened Mar 23, 2022
3 comments
ComputerScienceHouse:master SpencerCreveling:Closed_Eboard_Clarification