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Searching wikis

You can search wikis on GitHub and narrow the results using these wiki search qualifiers in any combination.

You can search wikis globally across all of GitHub, or search wikis within a particular repository or organization. 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.

Search within a user's or organization's repositories

To find wiki pages from all repositories owned by a certain user or organization, use the user or org qualifier. To find wiki pages from a specific repository, use the repo qualifier.

user:USERNAMEuser:defunkt matches wiki pages from repositories owned by @defunkt.
org:ORGNAMEorg:github matches wikis in repositories owned by the GitHub organization.
repo:USERNAME/REPOSITORYrepo:defunkt/gibberish matches wiki pages from @defunkt's "gibberish" repository.

Search within a wiki page title or body text

The in qualifier limits the search to the wiki page title or body text. Without the qualifier, both the title and body text are searched.

in:titleusage in:title matches wiki page titles with the word "usage."
in:bodyinstallation in:body matches wiki pages with the word "installation" in their main body text.

Search by last updated date

The updated qualifier matches wiki pages that were last updated within the specified date range.

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."

updated:YYYY-MM-DDusage updated:>2016-01-01 matches wiki pages with the word "usage" that were last updated after 2016-01-01.

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