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Commit comments

The Commit comments API lets you create and edit comments that relate to specific commits.

About the commit comments API

The Commit comments API lets you create and edit comments that relate to specific commits.

Custom media types for commit comments

These are the supported media types for commit comments. You can read more about the use of media types in the API here.

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 "Custom media types."

List commit comments for a repository

Works with GitHub Apps

Commit Comments use these custom media types. You can read more about the use of media types in the API here.

Comments are ordered by ascending ID.

Parameters

Headers
Name, Type, Description
acceptstring

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
ownerstringRequired

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

repostringRequired

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

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

Code samples

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

Works with GitHub Apps

Parameters

Headers
Name, Type, Description
acceptstring

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
ownerstringRequired

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

repostringRequired

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

comment_idintegerRequired

The unique identifier of the comment.

HTTP response status codes

Status codeDescription
200

OK

404

Resource not found

Code samples

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

Works with GitHub Apps

Parameters

Headers
Name, Type, Description
acceptstring

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
ownerstringRequired

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

repostringRequired

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

comment_idintegerRequired

The unique identifier of the comment.

Body parameters
Name, Type, Description
bodystringRequired

The contents of the comment

HTTP response status codes

Status codeDescription
200

OK

404

Resource not found

Code samples

patch/repos/{owner}/{repo}/comments/{comment_id}
curl \ -X PATCH \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ http(s)://HOSTNAME/api/v3/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

Works with GitHub Apps

Parameters

Headers
Name, Type, Description
acceptstring

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
ownerstringRequired

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

repostringRequired

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

comment_idintegerRequired

The unique identifier of the comment.

HTTP response status codes

Status codeDescription
204

No Content

404

Resource not found

Code samples

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

Response

Status: 204

List commit comments

Works with GitHub Apps

Use the :commit_sha to specify the commit that will have its comments listed.

Parameters

Headers
Name, Type, Description
acceptstring

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
ownerstringRequired

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

repostringRequired

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

commit_shastringRequired

The SHA of the commit.

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

Code samples

get/repos/{owner}/{repo}/commits/{commit_sha}/comments
curl \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ http(s)://HOSTNAME/api/v3/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

Works with GitHub Apps

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. See "Secondary rate limits" and "Dealing with secondary rate limits" for details.

Parameters

Headers
Name, Type, Description
acceptstring

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
ownerstringRequired

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

repostringRequired

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

commit_shastringRequired

The SHA of the commit.

Body parameters
Name, Type, Description
bodystringRequired

The contents of the comment.

pathstring

Relative path of the file to comment on.

positioninteger

Line index in the diff to comment on.

lineinteger

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

HTTP response status codes

Status codeDescription
201

Created

403

Forbidden

422

Validation failed, or the endpoint has been spammed.

Code samples

post/repos/{owner}/{repo}/commits/{commit_sha}/comments
curl \ -X POST \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ http(s)://HOSTNAME/api/v3/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" }