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gh-search-repos - Search for repositories


gh search repos [<query>] [flags]


Search for repositories on GitHub.

The command supports constructing queries using the GitHub search syntax, using the parameter and qualifier flags, or a combination of the two.

GitHub search syntax is documented at: ⟨⟩


Filter based on archive state

--created <date>
Filter based on created at date

--followers <number>
Filter based on number of followers

--forks <number>
Filter on number of forks

--good-first-issues <number>
Filter on number of issues with the 'good first issue' label

--help-wanted-issues <number>
Filter on number of issues with the 'help wanted' label

--include-forks <string>
Include forks in fetched repositories: {false|true|only}

-q, --jq <expression>
Filter JSON output using a jq expression

--json <fields>
Output JSON with the specified fields

--language <string>
Filter based on the coding language

--license <strings>
Filter based on license type

-L, --limit <int>
Maximum number of repositories to fetch

--match <strings>
Restrict search to specific field of repository: {name|description|readme}

--number-topics <number>
Filter on number of topics

--order <string>
Order of repositories returned, ignored unless '--sort' flag is specified: {asc|desc}

--owner <string>
Filter on owner

--size <string>
Filter on a size range, in kilobytes

--sort <string>
Sort fetched repositories: {forks|help-wanted-issues|stars|updated}

--stars <number>
Filter on number of stars

-t, --template <string>
Format JSON output using a Go template; see "gh help formatting"

--topic <strings>
Filter on topic

--updated <date>
Filter on last updated at date

--visibility <strings>
Filter based on visibility: {public|private|internal}

-w, --web
Open the search query in the web browser


# search repositories matching set of keywords "cli" and "shell"
$ gh search repos cli shell
# search repositories matching phrase "vim plugin"
$ gh search repos "vim plugin"
# search repositories public repos in the microsoft organization
$ gh search repos --owner=microsoft --visibility=public
# search repositories with a set of topics
$ gh search repos --topic=unix,terminal
# search repositories by coding language and number of good first issues
$ gh search repos --language=go --good-first-issues=">=10"
# search repositories without topic "linux"
$ gh search repos -- -topic:linux



Oct 2022