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Commit comments

Use the REST API to interact with commit comments.

About commit comments

You can create, edit, and view commit comments using the REST API. A commit comment is a comment made on a specific commit. For more information, see "Working with comments."

Custom media types for commit comments

These are the supported media types for commit comments. For more information about the use of media types in the API, see "Getting started with the REST API."

application/vnd.github-commitcomment.raw+json
application/vnd.github-commitcomment.text+json
application/vnd.github-commitcomment.html+json
application/vnd.github-commitcomment.full+json

For more information, see "Getting started with the REST API."

List commit comments for a repository

Lists the commit comments for a specified repository. Comments are ordered by ascending ID.

This endpoint supports the following custom media types. For more information, see "Media types."

  • application/vnd.github-commitcomment.raw+json: Returns the raw markdown body. Response will include body. This is the default if you do not pass any specific media type.
  • application/vnd.github-commitcomment.text+json: Returns a text only representation of the markdown body. Response will include body_text.
  • application/vnd.github-commitcomment.html+json: Returns HTML rendered from the body's markdown. Response will include body_html.
  • application/vnd.github-commitcomment.full+json: Returns raw, text, and HTML representations. Response will include body, body_text, and body_html.

Fine-grained access tokens for "List commit comments for a repository"

This endpoint works with the following token types:

The token must have the following permission set:

  • metadata:read

This endpoint can be used without authentication or the aforementioned permissions if only public resources are requested.

Parameters for "List commit comments for a repository"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

Setting to application/vnd.github+json is recommended.

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
owner string Required

The account owner of the repository. The name is not case sensitive.

repo string Required

The name of the repository without the .git extension. The name is not case sensitive.

Query parameters
Name, Type, Description
per_page integer

The number of results per page (max 100). For more information, see "Using pagination in the REST API."

Default: 30

page integer

The page number of the results to fetch. For more information, see "Using pagination in the REST API."

Default: 1

HTTP response status codes for "List commit comments for a repository"

Status codeDescription
200

OK

Code samples for "List commit comments for a repository"

Request example

get/repos/{owner}/{repo}/comments
curl -L \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ -H "X-GitHub-Api-Version: 2022-11-28" \ https://api.github.com/repos/OWNER/REPO/comments

Response

Status: 200
[ { "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World/commit/6dcb09b5b57875f334f61aebed695e2e4193db5e#commitcomment-1", "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/comments/1", "id": 1, "node_id": "MDEzOkNvbW1pdENvbW1lbnQx", "body": "Great stuff", "path": "file1.txt", "position": 4, "line": 14, "commit_id": "6dcb09b5b57875f334f61aebed695e2e4193db5e", "user": { "login": "octocat", "id": 1, "node_id": "MDQ6VXNlcjE=", "avatar_url": "https://github.com/images/error/octocat_happy.gif", "gravatar_id": "", "url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat", "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat", "followers_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/followers", "following_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/following{/other_user}", "gists_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/gists{/gist_id}", "starred_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/starred{/owner}{/repo}", "subscriptions_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/subscriptions", "organizations_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/orgs", "repos_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/repos", "events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/events{/privacy}", "received_events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/received_events", "type": "User", "site_admin": false }, "created_at": "2011-04-14T16:00:49Z", "updated_at": "2011-04-14T16:00:49Z", "author_association": "COLLABORATOR" } ]

Get a commit comment

Gets a specified commit comment.

This endpoint supports the following custom media types. For more information, see "Media types."

  • application/vnd.github-commitcomment.raw+json: Returns the raw markdown body. Response will include body. This is the default if you do not pass any specific media type.
  • application/vnd.github-commitcomment.text+json: Returns a text only representation of the markdown body. Response will include body_text.
  • application/vnd.github-commitcomment.html+json: Returns HTML rendered from the body's markdown. Response will include body_html.
  • application/vnd.github-commitcomment.full+json: Returns raw, text, and HTML representations. Response will include body, body_text, and body_html.

Fine-grained access tokens for "Get a commit comment"

This endpoint works with the following token types:

The token must have the following permission set:

  • metadata:read

This endpoint can be used without authentication or the aforementioned permissions if only public resources are requested.

Parameters for "Get a commit comment"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

Setting to application/vnd.github+json is recommended.

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
owner string Required

The account owner of the repository. The name is not case sensitive.

repo string Required

The name of the repository without the .git extension. The name is not case sensitive.

comment_id integer Required

The unique identifier of the comment.

HTTP response status codes for "Get a commit comment"

Status codeDescription
200

OK

404

Resource not found

Code samples for "Get a commit comment"

Request example

get/repos/{owner}/{repo}/comments/{comment_id}
curl -L \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ -H "X-GitHub-Api-Version: 2022-11-28" \ https://api.github.com/repos/OWNER/REPO/comments/COMMENT_ID

Response

Status: 200
{ "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World/commit/6dcb09b5b57875f334f61aebed695e2e4193db5e#commitcomment-1", "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/comments/1", "id": 1, "node_id": "MDEzOkNvbW1pdENvbW1lbnQx", "body": "Great stuff", "path": "file1.txt", "position": 4, "line": 14, "commit_id": "6dcb09b5b57875f334f61aebed695e2e4193db5e", "author_association": "COLLABORATOR", "user": { "login": "octocat", "id": 1, "node_id": "MDQ6VXNlcjE=", "avatar_url": "https://github.com/images/error/octocat_happy.gif", "gravatar_id": "", "url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat", "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat", "followers_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/followers", "following_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/following{/other_user}", "gists_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/gists{/gist_id}", "starred_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/starred{/owner}{/repo}", "subscriptions_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/subscriptions", "organizations_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/orgs", "repos_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/repos", "events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/events{/privacy}", "received_events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/received_events", "type": "User", "site_admin": false }, "created_at": "2011-04-14T16:00:49Z", "updated_at": "2011-04-14T16:00:49Z" }

Update a commit comment

Updates the contents of a specified commit comment.

This endpoint supports the following custom media types. For more information, see "Media types."

  • application/vnd.github-commitcomment.raw+json: Returns the raw markdown body. Response will include body. This is the default if you do not pass any specific media type.
  • application/vnd.github-commitcomment.text+json: Returns a text only representation of the markdown body. Response will include body_text.
  • application/vnd.github-commitcomment.html+json: Returns HTML rendered from the body's markdown. Response will include body_html.
  • application/vnd.github-commitcomment.full+json: Returns raw, text, and HTML representations. Response will include body, body_text, and body_html.

Fine-grained access tokens for "Update a commit comment"

This endpoint works with the following token types:

The token must have the following permission set:

  • contents:write

Parameters for "Update a commit comment"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

Setting to application/vnd.github+json is recommended.

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
owner string Required

The account owner of the repository. The name is not case sensitive.

repo string Required

The name of the repository without the .git extension. The name is not case sensitive.

comment_id integer Required

The unique identifier of the comment.

Body parameters
Name, Type, Description
body string Required

The contents of the comment

HTTP response status codes for "Update a commit comment"

Status codeDescription
200

OK

404

Resource not found

Code samples for "Update a commit comment"

Request example

patch/repos/{owner}/{repo}/comments/{comment_id}
curl -L \ -X PATCH \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ -H "X-GitHub-Api-Version: 2022-11-28" \ https://api.github.com/repos/OWNER/REPO/comments/COMMENT_ID \ -d '{"body":"Nice change"}'

Response

Status: 200
{ "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World/commit/6dcb09b5b57875f334f61aebed695e2e4193db5e#commitcomment-1", "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/comments/1", "id": 1, "node_id": "MDEzOkNvbW1pdENvbW1lbnQx", "body": "Nice change", "path": "file1.txt", "position": 4, "line": 14, "commit_id": "6dcb09b5b57875f334f61aebed695e2e4193db5e", "author_association": "COLLABORATOR", "user": { "login": "octocat", "id": 1, "node_id": "MDQ6VXNlcjE=", "avatar_url": "https://github.com/images/error/octocat_happy.gif", "gravatar_id": "", "url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat", "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat", "followers_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/followers", "following_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/following{/other_user}", "gists_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/gists{/gist_id}", "starred_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/starred{/owner}{/repo}", "subscriptions_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/subscriptions", "organizations_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/orgs", "repos_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/repos", "events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/events{/privacy}", "received_events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/received_events", "type": "User", "site_admin": false }, "created_at": "2011-04-14T16:00:49Z", "updated_at": "2011-04-14T16:00:49Z" }

Delete a commit comment

Fine-grained access tokens for "Delete a commit comment"

This endpoint works with the following token types:

The token must have the following permission set:

  • contents:write

Parameters for "Delete a commit comment"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

Setting to application/vnd.github+json is recommended.

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
owner string Required

The account owner of the repository. The name is not case sensitive.

repo string Required

The name of the repository without the .git extension. The name is not case sensitive.

comment_id integer Required

The unique identifier of the comment.

HTTP response status codes for "Delete a commit comment"

Status codeDescription
204

No Content

404

Resource not found

Code samples for "Delete a commit comment"

Request example

delete/repos/{owner}/{repo}/comments/{comment_id}
curl -L \ -X DELETE \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ -H "X-GitHub-Api-Version: 2022-11-28" \ https://api.github.com/repos/OWNER/REPO/comments/COMMENT_ID

Response

Status: 204

List commit comments

Lists the comments for a specified commit.

This endpoint supports the following custom media types. For more information, see "Media types."

  • application/vnd.github-commitcomment.raw+json: Returns the raw markdown body. Response will include body. This is the default if you do not pass any specific media type.
  • application/vnd.github-commitcomment.text+json: Returns a text only representation of the markdown body. Response will include body_text.
  • application/vnd.github-commitcomment.html+json: Returns HTML rendered from the body's markdown. Response will include body_html.
  • application/vnd.github-commitcomment.full+json: Returns raw, text, and HTML representations. Response will include body, body_text, and body_html.

Fine-grained access tokens for "List commit comments"

This endpoint works with the following token types:

The token must have the following permission set:

  • metadata:read

This endpoint can be used without authentication or the aforementioned permissions if only public resources are requested.

Parameters for "List commit comments"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

Setting to application/vnd.github+json is recommended.

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
owner string Required

The account owner of the repository. The name is not case sensitive.

repo string Required

The name of the repository without the .git extension. The name is not case sensitive.

commit_sha string Required

The SHA of the commit.

Query parameters
Name, Type, Description
per_page integer

The number of results per page (max 100). For more information, see "Using pagination in the REST API."

Default: 30

page integer

The page number of the results to fetch. For more information, see "Using pagination in the REST API."

Default: 1

HTTP response status codes for "List commit comments"

Status codeDescription
200

OK

Code samples for "List commit comments"

Request example

get/repos/{owner}/{repo}/commits/{commit_sha}/comments
curl -L \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ -H "X-GitHub-Api-Version: 2022-11-28" \ https://api.github.com/repos/OWNER/REPO/commits/COMMIT_SHA/comments

Response

Status: 200
[ { "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World/commit/6dcb09b5b57875f334f61aebed695e2e4193db5e#commitcomment-1", "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/comments/1", "id": 1, "node_id": "MDEzOkNvbW1pdENvbW1lbnQx", "body": "Great stuff", "path": "file1.txt", "position": 4, "line": 14, "commit_id": "6dcb09b5b57875f334f61aebed695e2e4193db5e", "user": { "login": "octocat", "id": 1, "node_id": "MDQ6VXNlcjE=", "avatar_url": "https://github.com/images/error/octocat_happy.gif", "gravatar_id": "", "url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat", "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat", "followers_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/followers", "following_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/following{/other_user}", "gists_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/gists{/gist_id}", "starred_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/starred{/owner}{/repo}", "subscriptions_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/subscriptions", "organizations_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/orgs", "repos_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/repos", "events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/events{/privacy}", "received_events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/received_events", "type": "User", "site_admin": false }, "created_at": "2011-04-14T16:00:49Z", "updated_at": "2011-04-14T16:00:49Z", "author_association": "COLLABORATOR" } ]

Create a commit comment

Create a comment for a commit using its :commit_sha.

This endpoint triggers notifications. Creating content too quickly using this endpoint may result in secondary rate limiting. For more information, see "Rate limits for the API" and "Best practices for using the REST API."

This endpoint supports the following custom media types. For more information, see "Media types."

  • application/vnd.github-commitcomment.raw+json: Returns the raw markdown body. Response will include body. This is the default if you do not pass any specific media type.
  • application/vnd.github-commitcomment.text+json: Returns a text only representation of the markdown body. Response will include body_text.
  • application/vnd.github-commitcomment.html+json: Returns HTML rendered from the body's markdown. Response will include body_html.
  • application/vnd.github-commitcomment.full+json: Returns raw, text, and HTML representations. Response will include body, body_text, and body_html.

Fine-grained access tokens for "Create a commit comment"

This endpoint works with the following token types:

The token must have the following permission set:

  • contents:read

Parameters for "Create a commit comment"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

Setting to application/vnd.github+json is recommended.

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
owner string Required

The account owner of the repository. The name is not case sensitive.

repo string Required

The name of the repository without the .git extension. The name is not case sensitive.

commit_sha string Required

The SHA of the commit.

Body parameters
Name, Type, Description
body string Required

The contents of the comment.

path string

Relative path of the file to comment on.

position integer

Line index in the diff to comment on.

line integer

Deprecated. Use position parameter instead. Line number in the file to comment on.

HTTP response status codes for "Create a commit comment"

Status codeDescription
201

Created

403

Forbidden

422

Validation failed, or the endpoint has been spammed.

Code samples for "Create a commit comment"

Request example

post/repos/{owner}/{repo}/commits/{commit_sha}/comments
curl -L \ -X POST \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ -H "X-GitHub-Api-Version: 2022-11-28" \ https://api.github.com/repos/OWNER/REPO/commits/COMMIT_SHA/comments \ -d '{"body":"Great stuff","path":"file1.txt","position":4,"line":1}'

Response

Status: 201
{ "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World/commit/6dcb09b5b57875f334f61aebed695e2e4193db5e#commitcomment-1", "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/comments/1", "id": 1, "node_id": "MDEzOkNvbW1pdENvbW1lbnQx", "body": "Great stuff", "path": "file1.txt", "position": 4, "line": 14, "commit_id": "6dcb09b5b57875f334f61aebed695e2e4193db5e", "author_association": "COLLABORATOR", "user": { "login": "octocat", "id": 1, "node_id": "MDQ6VXNlcjE=", "avatar_url": "https://github.com/images/error/octocat_happy.gif", "gravatar_id": "", "url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat", "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat", "followers_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/followers", "following_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/following{/other_user}", "gists_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/gists{/gist_id}", "starred_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/starred{/owner}{/repo}", "subscriptions_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/subscriptions", "organizations_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/orgs", "repos_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/repos", "events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/events{/privacy}", "received_events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/received_events", "type": "User", "site_admin": false }, "created_at": "2011-04-14T16:00:49Z", "updated_at": "2011-04-14T16:00:49Z" }