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This version of GitHub Enterprise will be discontinued on 2022-10-12. No patch releases will be made, even for critical security issues. For better performance, improved security, and new features, upgrade to the latest version of GitHub Enterprise. For help with the upgrade, contact GitHub Enterprise support.

Managing files

You can create, edit, move, and delete files in a repository, directly on GitHub Enterprise Server or on the command line.
  • Creating new files

    You can create new files directly on GitHub Enterprise Server in any repository you have write access to.

  • Adding a file to a repository

    You can upload and commit an existing file to a repository on GitHub Enterprise Server or by using the command line.

  • Moving a file to a new location

    You can move a file to a different directory on GitHub Enterprise Server or by using the command line.

  • Editing files

    You can edit files directly on GitHub Enterprise Server in any of your repositories using the file editor.

  • Renaming a file

    You can rename any file in your repository directly in GitHub Enterprise Server or by using the command line.

  • Deleting files in a repository

    You can delete an individual file or an entire directory in your repository on GitHub Enterprise Server.

  • 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-generated attribute in a .gitattributes file.