gh release create [<tag>] [<files>...]
Create a new GitHub Release for a repository.
A list of asset files may be given to upload to the new release. To define a display label for an asset, append text starting with
# after the file name.
If a matching git tag does not yet exist, one will automatically get created from the latest state of the default branch. Use
--target to point to a different branch or commit for the automatic tag creation. Use
--verify-tag to abort the release if the tag doesn't already exist. To fetch the new tag locally after the release, do
git fetch --tags origin.
To create a release from an annotated git tag, first create one locally with git, push the tag to GitHub, then run this command.
When using automatically generated release notes, a release title will also be automatically generated unless a title was explicitly passed. Additional release notes can be prepended to automatically generated notes by using the notes parameter.
- --discussion-category <string>
Start a discussion in the specified category
- -d, --draft
Save the release as a draft instead of publishing it
Automatically generate title and notes for the release
Mark this release as "Latest" (default: automatic based on date and version)
- -n, --notes <string>
- -F, --notes-file <file>
Read release notes from file (use "-" to read from standard input)
- --notes-start-tag <string>
Tag to use as the starting point for generating release notes
- -p, --prerelease
Mark the release as a prerelease
- --target <branch>
Target branch or full commit SHA (default: main branch)
- -t, --title <string>
Abort in case the git tag doesn't already exist in the remote repository
Options Inherited from Parent Commands
- -R, --repo <[HOST/]OWNER/REPO>
Select another repository using the [HOST/]OWNER/REPO format
Interactively create a release $ gh release create Interactively create a release from specific tag $ gh release create v1.2.3 Non-interactively create a release $ gh release create v1.2.3 --notes "bugfix release" Use automatically generated release notes $ gh release create v1.2.3 --generate-notes Use release notes from a file $ gh release create v1.2.3 -F changelog.md Upload all tarballs in a directory as release assets $ gh release create v1.2.3 ./dist/*.tgz Upload a release asset with a display label $ gh release create v1.2.3 '/path/to/asset.zip#My display label' Create a release and start a discussion $ gh release create v1.2.3 --discussion-category "General"