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Transfer a gist to a GitHub repository

Transfer a gist to a GitHub repository

clone the gist

git clone

rename the directory

mv 6fb35afd237e42ef25f9 ConvertTo-Markdown

change the working directory to the newly renamed directory

cd ConvertTo-Markdown

create a new repository on github
add the github repository as a remote to your checked out gist repository

git remote add github

push to the new repository on github

git push github master

rename the remote of gist

git remote rename origin gist

Each time you make changes (or pull changes from github/gist), you can do
git push github master   # To github
git push gist master     # To gist

This will also push back your changes to the gist and not only the github repo.

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Antar74 commented Apr 24, 2020

being a noob like myself I got an error trying to follow these steps :(

I got stuck in git remote, first got an error and I panicked and did not write it down but it stated my repository was not empty and prompted me to make a pull first. Then instead of a pull I quit and started my command line again (using mac terminal). Created a new repository as the 4th steps ask, and got stuck again but now with a message that says "remote GitHub already exists. Please help!

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efrecon commented May 27, 2020

Cool! If you ever wanted to get rid of the gist totally, you could do as follows at the end:

git remote rename github origin
git remote remove gist

And perhaps annotate your gist that it has moved to a project, with a link

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thank you so much!

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Great! Thanks. Just what I was looking for

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Thanks 👍

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babakfp commented May 28, 2022

Does it work fine with a gist containing images and videos?

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CCXXXI commented Sep 1, 2022

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Thanks 👍

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Gesugao-san commented Dec 26, 2022

Error while this:

$ git push github master
error: src refspec master does not match any
error: failed to push some refs to '<redacted>/<redacted>'

But ok when this:

$ git push github
Enumerating objects: 3, done.
Counting objects: 100% (3/3), done.
Delta compression using up to 8 threads
Compressing objects: 100% (2/2), done.
Writing objects: 100% (3/3), 757 bytes | 757.00 KiB/s, done.
Total 3 (delta 0), reused 3 (delta 0), pack-reused 0
 * [new branch]      main -> main

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endolith commented Jan 27, 2023

@CCXXXI Yeah that's way easier. Just one step, no local copy or command line needed.

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