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Creating a permanent link to a code snippet

You can create a permanent link to a specific line or range of lines of code in a specific version of a file or pull request.

This type of permanent link will render as a code snippet only in the repository it originated in. In other repositories, the permalink code snippet will render as a URL.

Code snippet rendered in a comment

Tip: To create a permalink for an entire file, see "Getting permanent links to files."

  1. On GitHub Enterprise, navigate to the main page of the repository.

  2. Locate the code you'd like to link to:

    • To link to code from a file, navigate to the file.
    • To link to code from a pull request, navigate to the pull request and click Files changed. Then, browse to the file that contains the code you want include in your comment, and click View.
  3. Choose whether to select a single line or a range:

  1. To the left of the line or range of lines, click . In the drop-down menu, click Copy permalink.
    Kebab menu with option to copy a permanent link for a selected line
  2. Navigate to the conversation where you want to link to the code snippet.
  3. Paste your permalink into a comment, and click Comment.
    Pasted permalink in a comment in the same repository

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