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Search for commits


gh search commits [<query>] [flags]


Search for commits 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:



--author <string>

Filter by author

--author-date <date>

Filter based on authored date

--author-email <string>

Filter on author email

--author-name <string>

Filter on author name

--committer <string>

Filter by committer

--committer-date <date>

Filter based on committed date

--committer-email <string>

Filter on committer email

--committer-name <string>

Filter on committer name

--hash <string>

Filter by commit hash

-q, --jq <expression>

Filter JSON output using a jq expression

--json <fields>

Output JSON with the specified fields

-L, --limit <int> (default 30)

Maximum number of commits to fetch


Filter on merge commits

--order <string> (default "desc")

Order of commits returned, ignored unless '--sort' flag is specified: {asc|desc}

--owner <strings>

Filter on repository owner

--parent <string>

Filter by parent hash

-R, --repo <strings>

Filter on repository

--sort <string> (default "best-match")

Sort fetched commits: {author-date|committer-date}

-t, --template <string>

Format JSON output using a Go template; see "gh help formatting"

--tree <string>

Filter by tree hash

--visibility <strings>

Filter based on repository visibility: {public|private|internal}

-w,  --web

Open the search query in the web browser


# search commits matching set of keywords "readme" and "typo"
$ gh search commits readme typo

# search commits matching phrase "bug fix"
$ gh search commits "bug fix"

# search commits committed by user "monalisa"
$ gh search commits --committer=monalisa

# search commits authored by users with name "Jane Doe"
$ gh search commits --author-name="Jane Doe"

# search commits matching hash "8dd03144ffdc6c0d486d6b705f9c7fba871ee7c3"
$ gh search commits --hash=8dd03144ffdc6c0d486d6b705f9c7fba871ee7c3

# search commits authored before February 1st, 2022
$ gh search commits --author-date="<2022-02-01"

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Mar 2024 GitHub CLI manual