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Create a new repository


gh repo create [<name>] [flags]


Create a new GitHub repository.

To create a repository interactively, use gh repo create with no arguments.

To create a remote repository non-interactively, supply the repository name and one of --public, --private, or --internal. Pass --clone to clone the new repository locally.

To create a remote repository from an existing local repository, specify the source directory with --source. By default, the remote repository name will be the name of the source directory. Pass --push to push any local commits to the new repository.



Add a README file to the new repository

-c, ā€‰--clone

Clone the new repository to the current directory

-d, --description <string>

Description of the repository


Disable issues in the new repository


Disable wiki in the new repository

-g, --gitignore <string>

Specify a gitignore template for the repository

-h, --homepage <URL>

Repository home page URL


Include all branches from template repository


Make the new repository internal

-l, --license <string>

Specify an Open Source License for the repository


Make the new repository private


Make the new repository public


Push local commits to the new repository

-r, --remote <string>

Specify remote name for the new repository

-s, --source <string>

Specify path to local repository to use as source

-t, --team <name>

The name of the organization team to be granted access

-p, --template <repository>

Make the new repository based on a template repository


# create a repository interactively
gh repo create

# create a new remote repository and clone it locally
gh repo create my-project --public --clone

# create a remote repository from the current directory
gh repo create my-project --private --source=. --remote=upstream

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Mar 2024 GitHub CLI manual