Article version: Enterprise Server 2.15

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Getting started with searching on GitHub

About searching on GitHub

Use our powerful search tools to find what you're looking for among the many repositories, users, and lines of code on GitHub Enterprise.

Understanding the search syntax

When searching GitHub Enterprise, you can construct queries that match specific numbers and words.

Troubleshooting search queries

If you encounter unexpected results while searching on GitHub Enterprise, you can troubleshoot by reviewing common problems and limitations.

Sorting search results

You can sort GitHub Enterprise search results using the Sort menu, or by adding a sort qualifier to your query.

Enabling private GitHub.com repository search in your GitHub Enterprise Server account

You can connect your GitHub.com and GitHub Enterprise Server accounts to search for content in certain private GitHub.com repositories from GitHub Enterprise Server.

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