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Couple of notes about searching on Github that have proven to be quite useful:

  1. You can include/exclude specific files using the filename property in a search.

The following searches for content “some content” only in .config files.

   some content filename:.config

The following searches for content “some content” in all files but .config files.

   some content -filename:.config
  1. You can include/exclude specific users and organizations in a search. This is handy when I’m trying to judge how much use a library of mine is getting in the open source community while avoiding my own projects.

The following excludes matches in the specified users/organizations.

   scala-debugger -user:ensime -user:chipsenkbeil

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