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Using files

You can navigate and track changes in the code in your files.

Navigating code on GitHub

You can understand the relationships within and across repositories by navigating code directly in GitHub.

Viewing a file

You can view raw file content or trace changes to lines in a file and discover how parts of the file evolved over time.

Getting permanent links to files

When viewing a file on, you can press the "y" key to update the URL to a permalink to the exact version of the file you see.

Downloading source code archives

You can download a snapshot of the code in your repository.

Working with non-code files

GitHub supports rendering and diffing in a number of non-code file formats.