Will code search ever work in forked repositories?

Code search doesn’t work in forked repositories, even when said repository is changed beyond recognition.

It frustrates me a lot; especially when there is no GUI sign that it doesn’t work, until I realize that’s the reason for 0 results. At which point I do clone and ag/grep search.

It’s very inefficient and I always swear loudly at github in that moment.


Hi @runn1ng Thanks for this feedback! 

For now, the best way to submit bug reports or feature requests is via our contact page (github.com/contact). GitHub Staff will see and respond to those requests there.

That said, I do want to share that we are working on a new tool and process for submitting feature requests in the Community Forum. This is still in the investigative stage, and I don’t have a timeline to share, but we are planning on improving this process.

We also recognize the desire for feature requests to be visible to other users, commented on, and even voted on. These are all things that we are taking into consideration when looking at implementing a new process.

Thank you so much for the feedback! I’ll be locking this thread from further replies, and I encourage you to send your feature request via the contact form linked above.

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