You can create new files directly on GitHub in any repository you have write access to.
When creating a file on GitHub, consider the following:
- If you try to create a new file in a repository that you don’t have access to, we will fork the project to your user account and help you send a pull request to the original repository after you commit your change.
- File names created via the web interface can only contain alphanumeric characters and hyphens (
-). To use other characters, create and commit the files locally, then push them to the repository on GitHub.
push sensitive information to a remote repository. Sensitive information can include, but is not limited to:
- SSH keys
- AWS access keys
- API keys
- Credit card numbers
- PIN numbers
For more information, see "Remove sensitive data."
- In your repository, browse to the folder where you want to create a file.
- Above the file list, click .
- In the file name field, type the name and extension for the file. To create subdirectories, type the
- On the Edit new file tab, add content to the file.
- To review the new content, click Preview.
- At the bottom of the page, under "Commit new file," type a short, meaningful commit message that describes the change you made to the file.
- Below the commit message fields, decide whether to add your commit to the current branch or to a new branch. If your current branch is
master, you should choose to create a new branch for your commit and then create a pull request.
- Click Propose new file.