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Finding the mail address of a GitHub user

2016.05.26

Just a quick tip that served me in the recent years, and is far less known that I initially though: you can, in fact, find the mail address of any github user (or any other git provider) even if she didn’t leave any way of contacting her on the readme of the repository.

The trick is to use the fact that to commit anything, Git require you to fill two informations: name and email. So, in case of need, you can simply clone a repository, do a git show to display the last commit, and get the email address from here.

Et voilĂ  !