gh repo clone
gh repo clone <repository> [<directory>] [-- <gitflags>...]
Clone a GitHub repository locally. Pass additional
git clone flags by listing
them after "--".
If the "OWNER/" portion of the "OWNER/REPO" repository argument is omitted, it defaults to the name of the authenticating user.
If the repository is a fork, its parent repository will be added as an additional
git remote called "upstream". The remote name can be configured using
--upstream-remote-name option supports an "@owner" value which will name
the remote after the owner of the parent repository.
If the repository is a fork, its parent repository will be set as the default remote repository.
- Upstream remote name when cloning a fork
Using OWNER/REPO syntax
You can clone any repository using OWNER/REPO syntax.
# Cloning a repository ~/Projects$ gh repo clone cli/cli Cloning into 'cli'... ~/Projects$ cd cli ~/Projects/cli$
Using other selectors
You can also use GitHub URLs to clone repositories.
# Cloning a repository ~/Projects/my-project$ gh repo clone https://github.com/cli/cli Cloning into 'cli'... remote: Enumerating objects: 99, done. remote: Counting objects: 100% (99/99), done. remote: Compressing objects: 100% (76/76), done. remote: Total 21160 (delta 49), reused 35 (delta 18), pack-reused 21061 Receiving objects: 100% (21160/21160), 57.93 MiB | 10.82 MiB/s, done. Resolving deltas: 100% (16051/16051), done. ~/Projects/my-project$