gh release create

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 override this. 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.


--discussion-category <string>
Start a discussion of the specified category
-d, --draft
Save the release as a draft instead of publishing it
-n, --notes <string>
Release notes
-F, --notes-file <file>
Read release notes from file (use "-" to read from standard input)
-p, --prerelease
Mark the release as a prerelease
--target <branch>
Target branch or full commit SHA (default: main branch)
-t, --title <string>
Release title

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 v1.2.3

Non-interactively create a release
$ gh release create v1.2.3 --notes "bugfix release"

Use release notes from a file
$ gh release create v1.2.3 -F

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/ display label'

Create a release and start a discussion
$ gh release create v1.2.3 --discussion-category "General"

See also