I’ve stumbled upon an interesting behavior. Transferring repositories results in 301 redirects for web pages but in 200 for raw file URLs.
For example, gojuno/mainframer was moved to buildfoundation/mainframer months ago.
curl "https://github.com/gojuno/mainframer/blob/3.x/README.md" --verbose < HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently curl "https://raw.githubusercontent.com/gojuno/mainframer/3.x/README.md" --verbose < HTTP/1.1 200 OK
The thing is — the raw file content actually is not one from the original (before transfer) repository, but it is from the transferred one, i.e. with changes.
- Is it a bug or a feature?
- Will it remain the same in the future?
- Is there any way to get 301 instead of 200 in such situations?