Redirect to new github location

nice to know

Posted on September 23, 2014

No need to fear renaming your github repos, if you do it right, the old location will forward to the new name/location, as documented in this article.

When a repository is transferred, all links to the previous location are automatically redirected to the new location. In addition to redirecting web traffic, all git clone, git fetch, or git push operations targeting the previous location will continue to function as if made on the new location. However, this can be somewhat confusing, so we strongly recommend updating any existing local clones to point to the new repository URL.