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Getting permanent links to files on Github or Gitlab

Please don't simply copy line number links from Github. The URL usually contains a branch name like master:

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https://github.com/makandra/upjs/blob/master/lib/assets/javascripts/up/link.js.coffee#L76

If someone now posts an insertion or deletion to that file into master your link points to the wrong line!

A better way is to (Github) press the Y key after clicking on a line number or (Gitlab) clicking the "Permalink" button in the top bar.

This will transform the URL to another URL that points to the particular commit:

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https://github.com/makandra/upjs/blob/b3b1491dfa1e3e83265ef228631382868909c617/lib/assets/javascripts/up/link.js.coffee#L76

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Henning Koch
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