Sorting search results

You can sort GitHub search results using the Sort menu, or by adding a sort qualifier to your query.

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Use the Sort menu to sort results by relevance, number of stars, number of forks, and how recently the items were updated.

Menu with options for sorting search results

To sort by interactions, reactions, author date, committer date, or how recently the items were updated, you can add a sort qualifier to your search query.

Sort by interactions

The sort:interactions qualifier sorts by the highest combined number of reactions and comments.

QualifierExample
sort:interactions or sort:interactions-descorg:github sort:interactions matches issues in repositories owned by GitHub, sorted by the highest combined number of reactions and comments.
sort:interactions-ascorg:github sort:interactions-asc matches issues in repositories owned by GitHub, sorted by the lowest combined number of reactions and comments.

Sort by reactions

The sort:reactions qualifier sorts by the number or type of reactions.

QualifierExample
sort:reactions or sort:reactions-descorg:github sort:reactions matches issues in repositories owned by GitHub, sorted by the highest number of reactions.
sort:reactions-ascorg:github sort:reactions-asc matches issues in repositories owned by GitHub, sorted by ascending number of reactions (the fewest to the most).
sort:reactions-reactionorg:github sort:reactions-+1 matches issues in repositories owned by GitHub, sorted by most thumbs up (👍) reactions.
org:github sort:reactions--1 matches issues in repositories owned by GitHub, sorted by most thumbs down (👎) reactions.
org:github sort:reactions-smile matches issues in repositories owned by GitHub, sorted by most laugh (😄) reactions.
org:github sort:reactions-tada matches issues in repositories owned by GitHub, sorted by most hurray (🎉) reactions.
org:github sort:reactions-heart matches issues in repositories owned by GitHub, sorted by most heart (❤️) reactions.

Sort by author date

The sort:author-date qualifier sorts by descending or ascending author date.

QualifierExample
sort:author-date or sort:author-date-descfeature org:github sort:author-date matches commits containing the word "feature" in repositories owned by GitHub, sorted by descending author date.
sort:author-date-ascfeature org:github sort:author-date-asc matches commits containing the word "feature" in repositories owned by GitHub, sorted by ascending author date.

Sort by committer date

The sort:committer-date qualifier sorts by descending or ascending committer date.

QualifierExample
sort:committer-date or sort:committer-date-descfeature org:github sort:committer-date matches commits containing the word "feature" in repositories owned by GitHub, sorted by descending committer date.
sort:committer-date-ascfeature org:github sort:committer-date-asc matches commits containing the word "feature" in repositories owned by GitHub, sorted by ascending committer date.

Sort by updated date

The sort:updated qualifier sorts by how recently the items were updated.

QualifierExample
sort:updated or sort:updated-descfeature sort:updated matches repositories containing the word "feature," sorted by most recently updated date.
sort:updated-ascfeature sort:updated-asc matches repositories containing the word "feature," sorted by least recently updated date.

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