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Managing repository settings
Repository administrators and organization owners can change settings for a repository, like the name, ownership, and visibility, or delete the repository.
Setting repository visibility
You can choose who can view your repository.
Classifying your repository with topics
To help other people find and contribute to your project, you can add topics to your repository related to your project's intended purpose, subject area, affinity groups, or other important qualities.
Customizing how changed files appear on GitHub
To keep certain files from displaying in diffs by default, or counting toward the repository language, you can mark them with the
linguist-generatedattribute in a .gitattributes file.
About email notifications for pushes to your repository
You can choose to automatically send email notifications to a specific email address when anyone pushes to the repository.
Customizing your repository's social media preview
You can customize the image displayed on social media platforms when someone links to your repository.
Viewing deployment activity for your repository
You can view information about deployments for your entire repository or a specific pull request.
Managing the forking policy for your repository
You can allow or prevent the forking of a specific private or internal repository owned by an organization.
Disabling project boards in a repository
Repository administrators can turn off project boards for a repository if you or your team manages work differently.
You may wish to turn issues off for your repository if you do not accept contributions or bug reports.
Enabling anonymous Git read access for a repository
As a repository administrator, you can enable or disable anonymous Git read access for public repositories that meet certain requirements.
Configuring autolinks to reference external resources
You can add autolinks to external resources like JIRA issues and Zendesk tickets to help streamline your workflow.
Renaming a repository
You can rename a repository if you're either an organization owner or have admin permissions for the repository.
Transferring a repository
You can transfer repositories to other users or organization accounts.
Deleting a repository
You can delete any repository or fork if you're either an organization owner or have admin permissions for the repository or fork. Deleting a forked repository does not delete the upstream repository.