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Python library implementing the GitHub API v3
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Merge pull request #343 from umeboshi2/master

support long integers in get_repo
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@jzelinskie jzelinskie authored


This is a Python (2 and 3) library to access the Github API v3. With it, you can manage Github resources (repositories, user profiles, organizations, etc.) from Python scripts.

It covers almost the full API (see "What's missing" below), and all methods are tested against the real Github site.

Should you have any question, any remark, or if you find a bug, or if there is something you can do with the API but not with PyGithub, please open an issue.

For further details, please refer to the reference documentation at

Looking for maintainers (February 22nd, 2015)

My current priorities are not compatible with doing a good job maintaining PyGithub, so I'm looking for volunteers to take over. Please see #297.

What's new?

Version 1.25.2 (October 7th, 2014)

  • Work around the API v3 returning null in some paginated responses, thanks erichaase for the bug report

Version 1.25.1 (September 28th, 2014)

  • Fix two-factor authentication header, thanks to tradej for the pull request

Version 1.25.0 (May 4th, 2014)

What's missing? Github API v3 URLs not covered by PyGithub

A lot of things including the following URLs, and every new things published by GitHub recently.

  • /applications/:client_id/tokens/:access_token (GET)
  • /authorizations/clients/:client_id (PUT)
  • /feeds (GET)
  • /meta (GET)
  • /notifications (PUT)
  • /notifications/emails (GET)
  • /notifications/emails (PATCH)
  • /notifications/global/emails (GET)
  • /notifications/global/emails (PUT)
  • /notifications/organization/:org/emails (GET)
  • /notifications/organization/:org/emails (PUT)
  • /notifications/settings (GET)
  • /notifications/settings (PATCH)
  • /notifications/threads/:id (PATCH)
  • /notifications/threads/:id/subscription (DELETE)
  • /notifications/threads/:id/subscription (GET)
  • /notifications/threads/:id/subscription (PUT)
  • /repos/:owner/:repo/contents/:path (DELETE)
  • /repos/:owner/:repo/contents/:path (PUT)
  • /repos/:owner/:repo/notifications (GET)
  • /repos/:owner/:repo/notifications (PUT)
  • /repos/:owner/:repo/releases/:id/assets (GET)
  • /repos/:owner/:repo/releases/assets/:id (DELETE)
  • /repos/:owner/:repo/releases/assets/:id (GET)
  • /repos/:owner/:repo/releases/assets/:id (PATCH)
  • /repos/:owner/:repo/subscription (DELETE)
  • /repos/:owner/:repo/subscription (GET)
  • /repos/:owner/:repo/subscription (PUT)
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