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Run a workflow by creating a workflow_dispatch event


gh workflow run [<workflow-id> | <workflow-name>] [flags]


Create a workflow_dispatch event for a given workflow.

This command will trigger GitHub Actions to run a given workflow file. The given workflow file must support a workflow_dispatch 'on' trigger in order to be run in this way.

If the workflow file supports inputs, they can be specified in a few ways:


-F,  --field <key=value>

Add a string parameter in key=value format, respecting @ syntax


Read workflow inputs as JSON via STDIN

-f,  --raw-field <key=value>

Add a string parameter in key=value format

-r,  --ref <string>

The branch or tag name which contains the version of the workflow file you'd like to run

Options Inherited from Parent Commands

-R,  --repo <[HOST/]OWNER/REPO>

Select another repository using the [HOST/]OWNER/REPO format


# Have gh prompt you for what workflow you'd like to run and interactively collect inputs
$ gh workflow run

# Run the workflow file 'triage.yml' at the remote's default branch
$ gh workflow run triage.yml

# Run the workflow file 'triage.yml' at a specified ref
$ gh workflow run triage.yml --ref my-branch

# Run the workflow file 'triage.yml' with command line inputs
$ gh workflow run triage.yml -f name=scully -f greeting=hello

# Run the workflow file 'triage.yml' with JSON via standard input
$ echo '{"name":"scully", "greeting":"hello"}' | gh workflow run triage.yml --json

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Jul 2022 GitHub CLI manual