Github draft

Last modified 28 days ago / Edit on Github
Danger icon
This is a draft, the content is not complete and of poor quality!

👉 Note: SSH.
👉 Note: Git.
👉 Note: Gitkraken.

View localhost

pip install grip #
cd myrepo
grip # Running on http://localhost:6419/

Update: grip support with limited times of usage, we can use VSCode markdown previwer instead.

Clone with Personal Access Tokens (PAT)

Go to this link to generate a new PAT. Then using your PAT as a password.

$ git clone
Username: <your_username>
Password: <your_personal_access_token>

Clone via git@ (ssh)

Success icon

Update: It's easier if we use Github CLI!

👉 More references: this and this.

If using 1 single account or need to create id keys?
# Windows + Linux
ssh-keygen -t rsa -b 4096 -C "[email protected]"
# (-C for adding comment only)
# Enter a file:
# Linux: /home/thi/.ssh/id_rsa
# Windows: C:\Users\dinha\.ssh\id_rsa
# Enter password
Tell who you are
# Tell who you are? (it's global, you may need to set it locally for each repo)
git config --global "Thi Dinh"
git config --global "[email protected]"

In case you have multiple accounts, you have to indicate separatedly the account in each repository,

git config "Thi"
git config "[email protected]"
ssh/config for different accounts

If 2 accounts on 2 different platforms,

# ~/.ssh/config
# Default github account: [email protected]
IdentityFile ~/.ssh/id_rsa
IdentitiesOnly yes

# Other github account: [email protected]
IdentityFile ~/.ssh/id_rsa_ideta
IdentitiesOnly yes

If 2 accounts on the same platforms, eg. Github

Host *
IdentityFile ~/.ssh/id_rsa.thi
AddKeysToAgent yes

Host *
IdentityFile ~/.ssh/id_rsa.ideta
AddKeysToAgent yes
If you use zsh?

It's important on linux, otherwise, you won't be able to use ssh-agent in zsh environment

# ~/.zshrc
plugins=(git ssh-agent)

eval "$(ssh-agent -s)"
ssh-add ~/.ssh/id_rsa.ideta
ssh-add ~/.ssh/id_rsa.thi
alias ud_ssh='update_ssh'

Everytime you have problems, just ud_ssh.

Reset ssh-agent on terminal
# Delete all cached keys (be careful)
ssh-add -D

# Be careful, it will reset and use different agent!!!!
eval "$(ssh-agent -s)"
ssh-add ~/.ssh/id_rsa
# ssh-add ~/.ssh/id_rsa_ideta

# Check saved keys
ssh-add -l
# Go to
# copy public key
cat ~/.ssh/
# clone some repo
git clone [email protected]:dinhanhthi/


  • Commits to a fork don't appear in your contributions graph.
  • Commits to a generated from template can appear in your contributions graph.
  • Get size of a github repo:<user>/<repo> then find property "size". The size is in KB.

Repo template

Archived on 14/10/21

I wanna make a theme notetheme2 based on

  1. Make be a template (Go to Settings)

  2. Create a new repo based on this template.

  3. Create a new branch notetheme2 on Make changes on this branch.

  4. Everything we have a "theme change" on, merge it to branch

  5. If there are files (only for files) in you wanna keep, add below line to .gitattributes (under branch before performing the merge,

    # add line to .gitattributes
    echo 'file_name.txt merge=ours' >> .gitattributes
    # on windows, remove `''`
  6. If there are folders (or files) in you don't wanna keep (from /master), just delete them and make a new commit. From this time, later merges will ignore them.

  7. If there are folders in /notethem2 you wanna keep the current state (instead of merging from master), create a script

    # used for branch notetheme2 only
    echo 'Reset some only-this-branch folders after merging.'
    git reset folder_1 folder_2
    git checkout .
    git add .
    git commit -m "update from master"

    Each time you run the merge, run

    git merge master && sh
  8. Update changes from to repo notetheme2[ref].

    # add as a remote
    git remote add template [URL of the template repo]
    # update the changes
    git fetch --all
    # update from template's branch
    git merge template/notetheme2
  9. If there is an error fatal: refusing to merge unrelated histories, try to add --allow-unrelated-histories. There must be conflict.

    # keep remotes
    git merge -X theirs template/notetheme2 --allow-unrelated-histories
    # keep local
    git merge -X ours template/notetheme2 --allow-unrelated-histories

Add Shields tags

👉 Main shield site here.
👉 Example of usage: my main github page.

# scikit-learn badge
# ...<NAME>-<Background-Color>?style...&logo=<LOGO>&logoColor=<LOGO-COLOR>
  • Logo name can be found at simpleicon. If the name includes spaces, replace them with dashes (e.g: ?logo=visual-studio-code)
  • Wanna create a custom logo?
    • Change SVG to PNG if needed: use this site.
    • (Optional) Change logo's color to white: use this site.
    • Must resize the image to 14x14: use this site.
    • Convert to base64 file: use this site, then copy data:image/png;base64,iVB... and paste after &logo=


🐞 fatal: Authentication failed for: It's because you enabled two-factor authentication in your Github account.

  1. Generate a new token: click here.
  2. Copy that token and use it as a new password.

🐞Could not read from remote repository

ssh: connect to host port 22: No route to host
fatal: Could not read from remote repository
# solution
nano ~/.ssh/config
# add following
Port 443
# run again to check
ssh -T [email protected]

🐞 push declined due to email privacy restrictions

This problem happens when you set your email to private (Go to, you clicked on "Keep my email addresses private"). When you tick on this option, Github will generate an alternative email ("noreply" email) for you, eg. [email protected]. What you should do to make this email work with the git push:

  1. Make sure the repo you are working all is linked with this new email.

    # Check email you use in the current project
    cd <current-project>
    cat .git/config

    # If above doesn't have any email, it means you are using the global
    # Check the global
    git config

    # You must:
    # either change the current project to "noreply" email
    cd <current-project>
    git config <noreply-email>
    # or change the global
    git config --global <noreply-email>
  2. Make sure ALL the commits you are going to push are assigned to new email (It means that the things you have just commited were assigned to the old email)

    # If you only have 1 commit assigned to the old email
    # Reset it
    git reset --soft HEAD~1

    If you have multiple commit to fix, try this.

🐞 Warning: Remote Host Identification Has Changed

Open /Users/thi/.ssh/known_hosts, remove the line containing Github. Push again (make sure to use the right user), you will be asked for trusting Github again.

💬 Comments

Support Thi Support Thi