Change default name for downloaded branh zip files..??

When I download a zip file from one of my repos, it downloads as, and when I open the zip it has /{repo-name}-master as the folder name.

Is there any way to change the filename and/or remove the -master from the directory name in the zip?

Any information on this would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks!


Hi @angelleye,

Thanks for being here! Not at this time and thank you for taking the time to write in about this! We’re always working to improve GitHub and we consider every suggestion we receive.

I have just shared your request with the team, although I cannot promise if or when any changes may be implemented.

Thanks again, and do let us know if you have any other suggestions or concerns!


It is almost 2021, could you please ask them why they have not fixed this yet? This is a horrible feature and at the very least, there needs to be an option somewhere to turn this off or add whatever you want as a tag