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Add ability to fork and edit files from external URL #460

stiemannkj1 opened this issue Sep 3, 2015 · 2 comments


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commented Sep 3, 2015

Github has a wonderful feature to fork a repo via a URL:

I would like to request that adding a path to a file to the end of the URL would cause the user to navigate to that file in edit mode in their newly forked repo:

It would work similarly to the way that the edit button works inside Github.

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Related StackOverflow question in case this feature already exists.


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commented Sep 3, 2015

I don't understand: why not just give the link for the edit button, e.g.:

If the user commits, that already generates the fork if not yet forked.

Can you explain the exact use case?


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commented Sep 3, 2015

@cirosantilli, that does exactly what I want. Thanks!

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