gh repo set-default

gh repo set-default [<repository>] [flags]

This command sets the default remote repository to use when querying the GitHub API for the locally cloned repository.

gh uses the default repository for things like:

  • viewing and creating pull requests
  • viewing and creating issues
  • viewing and creating releases
  • working with GitHub Actions
  • adding repository and environment secrets


-u, --unset
unset the current default repository
-v, --view
view the current default repository


Interactively select a default repository:
$ gh repo set-default

Set a repository explicitly:
$ gh repo set-default owner/repo

View the current default repository:
$ gh repo set-default --view

Show more repository options in the interactive picker:
$ git remote add newrepo
$ gh repo set-default

See also