The README has always held the spotlight in a GitHub repository. You can also define relative links in your README that lets readers navigate to other files in your repository.

A relative link is a link that is, well, relative to the current file. For example, if your README is at the root of your repository, and you have another file in docs/, the relative link to in your README might look like this:

[Read more words!](docs/

GitHub will automatically transform your relative links based on whatever branch you're currently on, so that the link always works. All relative link operands (like ./ and ../) are supported. You can also provide relative paths for images!

It is not recommended to create absolute links in your READMEs with workarounds that refer to the URL, like this:

[this is wrong](

Users cloning your repository will have a much harder time getting the links to work as expected.