How to add a Readme to a newly created repo if you forgot to check the Readme box – #003

I can’t tell you how many of times I’ve wanted to quickly setup a new repo to add some files directly to it via the UI (see yesterday’s tip), but I forgot to click the Initialize this repository with a README checkbox on the /new page.

Initialize this repository with a README checkbox on /new page

If you’re like me and you’ve realize you forgot to check the checkbox, you can add the file by clicking the README link in the list of recommended files.

"We recommend every repository include a README" link being clicked

Clicking README will automatically create a new README.md file for you to add via the GitHub.com UI.

new README.md file in edit mode

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