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Unable to clone Gists in Desktop #2886
We have this nifty little button on the top of Gists just like we do for repositories:
However clicking that button does not clone the Gist as expected.
GitHub Desktop version: 1.0.1
Steps to Reproduce
Expected behavior: The Gist should be cloned to my Desktop app.
Note that it doesn't exist, because it won't let me clone it. It's a misleading error message in this case a well.
Reproduces how often: Every time for me.
This was referenced
Oct 2, 2017
@cmrberry this is occurring because we don't correctly detect Gists in the app, so it won't go and create the folder correctly. I thought this was going to be a simple fix, but it looks like this touches a lot of areas - I've opened #2973 to track these tasks.
In the meantime, you can go and edit the Local Path value which will then enable you to clone the repository down.
I also had a problem with this button.
● then I ran into another problem: "the destination already exist". I gave up.
(I just wanted to delete the previous version of my gist... Why doing it simple when we could complicate it?)