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Viewing workflow run history

You can view logs for each run of a workflow. Logs include the status for each job and step in a workflow.

GitHub Actions is available with GitHub Free, GitHub Pro, GitHub Free for organizations, GitHub Team, GitHub Enterprise Cloud, GitHub Enterprise Server, and GitHub AE. GitHub Actions is not available for private repositories owned by accounts using legacy per-repository plans.

Note: GitHub Actions was available for GitHub Enterprise Server 2.22 as a limited beta. The beta has ended. GitHub Actions is now generally available in GitHub Enterprise Server 3.0 or later. For more information, see the GitHub Enterprise Server 3.0 release notes.


Note: GitHub-hosted runners are not currently supported on GitHub Enterprise Server. You can see more information about planned future support on the GitHub public roadmap.

Read access to the repository is required to perform these steps.

  1. On GitHub Enterprise Server, navigate to the main page of the repository.
  2. Under your repository name, click Actions. Actions tab in the main repository navigation
  3. In the left sidebar, click the workflow you want to see. Workflow list in left sidebar
  4. From the list of workflow runs, click the name of the run you want to see. Name of workflow run

To learn more about GitHub CLI, see "About GitHub CLI."

Viewing recent workflow runs

To list the recent workflow runs, use the run list subcommand.

gh run list

To specify the maximum number of runs to return, you can use the -L or --limit flag . The default is 10.

gh run list --limit 5

To only return runs for the specified workflow, you can use the -w or --workflow flag. Replace workflow with either the workflow name, workflow ID, or workflow file name. For example, "Link Checker", 1234567, or "link-check-test.yml".

gh run list --workflow workflow

Viewing details for a specific workflow run

To display details for a specific workflow run, use the run view subcommand. Replace run-id with the ID of the run that you want to view. If you don't specify a run-id, GitHub CLI returns an interactive menu for you to choose a recent run.

gh run view run-id

To include job steps in the output, use the -v or --verbose flag.

gh run view run-id --verbose

To view details for a specific job in the run, use the -j or --job flag. Replace job-id with the ID of the job that you want to view.

gh run view --job job-id

To view the full log for a job, use the --log flag.

gh run view --job job-id --log

Use the --exit-status flag to exit with a non-zero status if the run failed. For example:

gh run view 0451 --exit-status && echo "run pending or passed"