gh search repos

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 <strings>
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; see "gh help formatting"
--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

See also