You can search for discussions globally across all of GitHub, or search for discussions within a particular organization or repository. For more information, see "About searching on GitHub."
- For a list of search syntaxes that you can add to any search qualifier to further improve your results, see "Understanding the search syntax".
- Use quotations around multi-word search terms. For example, if you want to search for issues with the label "In progress," you'd search for
label:"in progress". Search is not case sensitive.
in qualifier you can restrict your search for discussions to the title, body, or comments. You can also combine qualifiers to search a combination of title, body, or comments. When you omit the
in qualifier, GitHub searches the title, body, and comments.
|welcome in:title matches discussions with "welcome" in the title.|
|onboard in:title,body matches discussions with "onboard" in the title or body.|
|thanks in:comments matches discussions with "thanks" in the comments for the discussion.|
To search discussions in all repositories owned by a certain user or organization, you can use the
org qualifier. To search discussions in a specific repository, you can use the
|user:octocat feedback matches discussions with the word "feedback" from repositories owned by @octocat.|
|org:github matches discussions in repositories owned by the GitHub organization.|
|repo:nodejs/node created:<2021-01-01 matches discussions from @nodejs' Node.js runtime project that were created before January 2021.|
You can filter by the visibility of the repository containing the discussions using the
is qualifier. For more information, see "About repositories."
|is:public matches discussions in public repositories.|
|is:private tiramisu matches discussions that contain the word "tiramisu" in private repositories you can access.|
author qualifier finds discussions created by a certain user.
|cool author:octocat matches discussions with the word "cool" that were created by @octocat.|
|bootstrap in:body author:octocat matches discussions created by @octocat that contain the word "bootstrap" in the body.|
commenter qualifier finds discussions that contain a comment from a certain user.
|github commenter:becca org:github matches discussions in repositories owned by GitHub, that contain the word "github," and have a comment by @becca.|
You can use the
involves qualifier to find discussions that involve a certain user. The qualifier returns discussions that were either created by a certain user, mention the user, or contain comments by the user. The
involves qualifier is a logical OR between the
commenter qualifiers for a single user.
|involves:becca involves:octocat matches discussions either @becca or @octocat are involved in.|
|NOT beta in:body involves:becca matches discussions @becca is involved in that do not contain the word "beta" in the body.|
You can use the
comments qualifier along with greater than, less than, and range qualifiers to search by the number of comments. For more information, see "Understanding the search syntax."
|comments:>100 matches discussions with more than 100 comments.|
|comments:500..1000 matches discussions with comments ranging from 500 to 1,000.|
You can filter discussions based on times of creation, or when the discussion was last updated. For discussion creation, you can use the
created qualifier; to find out when an discussion was last updated, use the
Both qualifiers take a date as a parameter. Date formatting must follow the ISO8601 standard, which is
YYYY-MM-DD (year-month-day). You can also add optional time information
THH:MM:SS+00:00 after the date, to search by the hour, minute, and second. That's
T, followed by
HH:MM:SS (hour-minutes-seconds), and a UTC offset (
When you search for a date, you can use greater than, less than, and range qualifiers to further filter results. For more information, see "Understanding the search syntax."
|created:>2020-11-15 matches discussions that were created after November 15, 2020.|
|weird in:body updated:>=2020-02-01 matches discussions with the word "weird" in the body that were updated after December 2020.|