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GitHub: Searching your own repositories – excluding forks

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/09/12

The Searching repositories – User Documentation mentions

By default, forked repositories are not shown.

But it forgets this only holds for the main search box which is conveniently called “Search GitHub” but documented as “Search repositories“:

Based on that documentation you’d think the “Search Repositories” box would adhere to the same defaults, right?

Wrong. We live in the “form over function” era so that would be too easy.

Worse, the “Type” selection box contains “Forks” but omits “no Forks”:

If you select “Forks” it fails to show you how to specify that in the search box; it just indicates “forked”:

What you’re after is the (undocumented!) fork:false setting, which works:


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