You can rename any file in your repositories directly in GitHub. Renaming a file also gives you the opportunity to move the file to a new location.
- If you try to rename a 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 and then push them to the repository.
- In your repository, browse to the file you want to rename.
- In the upper right corner of the file view, click to open the file editor.
- In the filename field, change the name of the file to the new filename you want. You can also update the contents of your file at the same time.
- At the bottom of the page, under "Commit changes", type a short, meaningful commit message that describes the change you made to the file.
- Click Commit changes.