What are your top favorite GitHub tips and tricks?

This page summarizes the projects mentioned and recommended in the original post on reddit.com/r/github

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  • GitHub repo dev

    Press the . key on any repo

    There is also the . (period/dot) command to open an in-browser code editor, being what you see at github.dev and also vscode.dev. A more extensive list of available shortcuts can be found in the GitHub Docs: Keyboard shortcuts.

  • GitHub repo cli

    GitHub’s official command line tool

    I've been loving the gh CLI, too. For those who don't know, now you know: https://github.com/cli/cli

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  • GitHub repo glab

    A GitLab CLI tool bringing GitLab to your command line

    For GitLab users, there is a project trying to give the same UX and functionality: https://github.com/profclems/glab

NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts plus user suggested alternatives. Hence, a higher number means a more popular project.

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