Git – Download single files from GitHub

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I guess most of you, developers, use any VCS, and I hope some of you use Git. Do you have any tip or trick how to get a download URL for a single file in a repository?

I don't want the URL for displaying the raw file; in case of binaries it's for nothing.

http://support.github.com/discussions/feature-requests/41-download-single-file

Is it even possible to use GitHub as a "download server"?

If we decide to switch to Google Code, is the mentioned functionality presented here?

Or is there any free-of-charge hosting and VCS for open-source projects?

Best Solution

  1. Go to the file you want to download.
  2. Click it to view the contents within the GitHub UI.
  3. In the top right, right click the Raw button.
  4. Save as...