Wait, what? Slash commands are available on GitHub?
I recorded a two minutes video to showcase how it works:
Just open up a text editor, it can be a new issue, a new pull request or even a comment and type
/ to see all the available commands.
A list will appear, and you can start typing to filter them. The currently available commands are:
/code: Inserts a Markdown code block. You choose the language.
/details: Inserts a collapsible detail area. You choose the title and content.
/saved-replies: Inserts a saved reply. You choose from the saved replies for your user account. If you add %cursor% to your saved reply, the slash command will place the cursor in that location.
/table: Inserts a Markdown table. You choose the number of columns and rows.
/template: Shows all of the templates in the repository. You choose the template to insert. This slash command will work for issue templates and a pull request template.
There's also a
/tasklist command which inserts a tasklist and only works in an issue description, however this one is not available for everyone yet.
Learn more on the official docs: https://docs.github.com/en/issues/tracking-your-work-with-issues/about-slash-commands
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