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"Bye πŸ‘‹ Felicia" GitHub action

Tony Diaz
🐊 Florida Gator alum. πŸ“š MBA. πŸ§‘πŸ»β€πŸ’»Engineer. πŸ‘πŸβ“‚οΈ IBMer
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We all have them, repositories that gather digital dust. They haven't been updated in years, with no plans to ever touch them again. Repos that we no longer look at, and get no love. GitHub doesn't limit the number of repositories so there is no incentive to tidy them up.

You have probably always wanted a way to say "Bye Felicia" to your repo and it would automatically be deleted. Well, you are in luck because that is what I built. Say hello to the Bye Felicia GitHub Action.

For those unfamiliar with the term here is a link to learn more.

Bye Felicia

My Workflow

"Bye Felicia" is the newest GitHub Action sure to be integrated into the actions toolkit package to make it easier to delete your repositories.

Submission Category:

  • Wacky Wildcards

Yaml File

Just add this action to your repos and whenever you don't want them anymore just say "Bye Felicia" in an issue comment and it will be deleted and 404.

Here is an example being triggered by an issue comment:

name: πŸ‘‹ Felicia

on:
  issue_comment:
    types: [ created ]

jobs:
    runs-on: ubuntu-latest

    steps:
    - uses: actions/checkout@v2

    - name: Run bye-felicia action
      uses: tonydiaz/bye-felicia-github-action@main
      with:
        github-secret: ${{ secrets.REPO_ACCESS_TOKEN }}
        github-repository: ${{ github.repository }}

Link to Code

πŸ‘‹ Felicia GitHub Action

GitHub action that will delete your repository.

We all have them, repositories that gather dust. They been updated in years, with no plans to ever touch them again. Repos that no one looks at, potentially using versions of software that are now depricated. Let's face it we don't do a good job cleaning up our old repositories. Cleanup of repos is where this Github Action shines.

By adding this action all you will ever need to do is say Bye Felicia! in a issue comment and your repo is no more.

Bye Felicia

Required:

REPO_ACCESS_TOKEN - You will need to create a personal access token to access have the ability to delete a repository. Add that token as a secret in your repo.

Example usage

uses: tonydiaz/bye-felicia-github-action@main
with:
  github-secret: ${{ secrets.REPO_ACCESS_TOKEN }}

GitHub action in action

Github action

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Sylwia Vargas

YES! THIS IS WHAT I NEED! Thank you.