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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

--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

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Sep 2022 GitHub CLI manual