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Gist comments

The Gist comments API lets you view and modify comments on a gist.

About the Gist comments API

The Gist comments API lets you view and modify comments on a gist. For more information about gists, see "Editing and sharing content with gists."

Custom media types for Gist comments

These are the supported media types for gist comments.

application/vnd.github.VERSION.raw
application/vnd.github.VERSION.base64

For more information about media types, see "Custom media types."

List gist comments

Parameters

Headers
Name, Type, Description
acceptstring

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
gist_idstringRequired

The unique identifier of the gist.

Query parameters
Name, Type, Description
per_pageinteger

The number of results per page (max 100).

Default: 30

pageinteger

Page number of the results to fetch.

Default: 1

HTTP response status codes

Status codeDescription
200

OK

304

Not modified

403

Forbidden

404

Resource not found

Code samples

get/gists/{gist_id}/comments
curl \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ http(s)://HOSTNAME/api/v3/gists/GIST_ID/comments

Response

Status: 200
[ { "id": 1, "node_id": "MDExOkdpc3RDb21tZW50MQ==", "url": "https://api.github.com/gists/a6db0bec360bb87e9418/comments/1", "body": "Just commenting for the sake of commenting", "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": "2011-04-18T23:23:56Z", "updated_at": "2011-04-18T23:23:56Z", "author_association": "COLLABORATOR" } ]

Create a gist comment

Parameters

Headers
Name, Type, Description
acceptstring

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
gist_idstringRequired

The unique identifier of the gist.

Body parameters
Name, Type, Description
bodystringRequired

The comment text.

HTTP response status codes

Status codeDescription
201

Created

304

Not modified

403

Forbidden

404

Resource not found

Code samples

post/gists/{gist_id}/comments
curl \ -X POST \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ http(s)://HOSTNAME/api/v3/gists/GIST_ID/comments \ -d '{"body":"This is a comment to a gist"}'

Response

Status: 201
{ "id": 1, "node_id": "MDExOkdpc3RDb21tZW50MQ==", "url": "https://api.github.com/gists/a6db0bec360bb87e9418/comments/1", "body": "Just commenting for the sake of commenting", "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": "2011-04-18T23:23:56Z", "updated_at": "2011-04-18T23:23:56Z", "author_association": "COLLABORATOR" }

Get a gist comment

Parameters

Headers
Name, Type, Description
acceptstring

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
gist_idstringRequired

The unique identifier of the gist.

comment_idintegerRequired

The unique identifier of the comment.

HTTP response status codes

Status codeDescription
200

OK

304

Not modified

403

Forbidden Gist

404

Resource not found

Code samples

get/gists/{gist_id}/comments/{comment_id}
curl \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ http(s)://HOSTNAME/api/v3/gists/GIST_ID/comments/COMMENT_ID

Response

Status: 200
{ "id": 1, "node_id": "MDExOkdpc3RDb21tZW50MQ==", "url": "https://api.github.com/gists/a6db0bec360bb87e9418/comments/1", "body": "Just commenting for the sake of commenting", "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": "2011-04-18T23:23:56Z", "updated_at": "2011-04-18T23:23:56Z", "author_association": "COLLABORATOR" }

Update a gist comment

Parameters

Headers
Name, Type, Description
acceptstring

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
gist_idstringRequired

The unique identifier of the gist.

comment_idintegerRequired

The unique identifier of the comment.

Body parameters
Name, Type, Description
bodystringRequired

The comment text.

HTTP response status codes

Status codeDescription
200

OK

404

Resource not found

Code samples

patch/gists/{gist_id}/comments/{comment_id}
curl \ -X PATCH \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ http(s)://HOSTNAME/api/v3/gists/GIST_ID/comments/COMMENT_ID \ -d '{"body":"This is an update to a comment in a gist"}'

Response

Status: 200
{ "id": 1, "node_id": "MDExOkdpc3RDb21tZW50MQ==", "url": "https://api.github.com/gists/a6db0bec360bb87e9418/comments/1", "body": "Just commenting for the sake of commenting", "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": "2011-04-18T23:23:56Z", "updated_at": "2011-04-18T23:23:56Z", "author_association": "COLLABORATOR" }

Delete a gist comment

Parameters

Headers
Name, Type, Description
acceptstring

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
gist_idstringRequired

The unique identifier of the gist.

comment_idintegerRequired

The unique identifier of the comment.

HTTP response status codes

Status codeDescription
204

No Content

304

Not modified

403

Forbidden

404

Resource not found

Code samples

delete/gists/{gist_id}/comments/{comment_id}
curl \ -X DELETE \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ http(s)://HOSTNAME/api/v3/gists/GIST_ID/comments/COMMENT_ID

Response

Status: 204