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Close Stale Issues and PRs

Warns and then closes issues and PRs that have had no activity for a specified amount of time.

Arguments

Every argument is optional.

Input Description
repo-token PAT(Personal Access Token) for authorizing repository.
Defaults to ${{ github.token }}.
days-before-stale Idle number of days before marking an issue/PR as stale.
Defaults to 60.
days-before-issue-stale Idle number of days before marking an issue as stale.
Override days-before-stale.
days-before-pr-stale Idle number of days before marking an PR as stale.
Override days-before-stale.
days-before-close Idle number of days before closing an stale issue/PR.
Defaults to 7.
days-before-issue-close Idle number of days before closing an stale issue.
Override days-before-close.
days-before-pr-close Idle number of days before closing an stale PR.
Override days-before-close.
stale-issue-message Message to post on the stale issue.
stale-pr-message Message to post on the stale PR.
close-issue-message Message to post on the stale issue while closing it.
close-pr-message Message to post on the stale PR while closing it.
stale-issue-label Label to apply on the stale issue.
Defaults to Stale.
close-issue-label Label to apply on closing issue (automatically removed if no longer closed nor locked).
stale-pr-label Label to apply on the stale PR.
Defaults to Stale.
close-pr-label Label to apply on the closing PR (automatically removed if no longer closed nor locked).
exempt-issue-labels Labels on an issue exempted from being marked as stale.
exempt-pr-labels Labels on the PR exempted from being marked as stale.
only-labels Only issues and PRs with ALL these labels are checked. Separate multiple labels with commas (eg. "question,answered").
only-issue-labels Only issues with ALL these labels are checked. Separate multiple labels with commas (eg. "question,answered").
Override only-labels.
only-pr-labels Only PRs with ALL these labels are checked. Separate multiple labels with commas (eg. "question,answered").
Override only-labels.
any-of-labels Only issues and PRs with ANY of these labels are checked. Separate multiple labels with commas (eg. "incomplete,waiting-feedback").
operations-per-run Maximum number of operations per run (GitHub API CRUD related).
Defaults to 30.
remove-stale-when-updated Remove stale label from issue/PR on updates or comments.
Defaults to true.
debug-only Dry-run on action.
Defaults to false.
ascending Order to get issues/PR (true is ascending, false is descending).
Defaults to false.
skip-stale-issue-message Skip adding stale message on stale issue.
Defaults to false.
skip-stale-pr-message Skip adding stale message on stale PR.
Defaults to false.
start-date The date used to skip the stale action on issue/PR created before it (ISO 8601 or RFC 2822).
delete-branch Delete the git branch after closing a stale pull request.
Defaults to false.
exempt-milestones Milestones on an issue or a PR exempted from being marked as stale.
exempt-issue-milestones Milestones on an issue exempted from being marked as stale.
Override exempt-milestones.
exempt-pr-milestones Milestones on the PR exempted from being marked as stale.
Override exempt-milestones.
exempt-all-milestones Exempt all issues and PRs with milestones from being marked as stale.
Priority over exempt-milestones rules.
exempt-all-issue-milestones Exempt all issues with milestones from being marked as stale.
Override exempt-all-milestones.
exempt-all-pr-milestones Exempt all PRs with milestones from being marked as stale.
Override exempt-all-milestones.
exempt-assignees Assignees on an issue or a PR exempted from being marked as stale.
exempt-issue-assignees Assignees on an issue exempted from being marked as stale.
Override exempt-assignees.
exempt-pr-assignees Assignees on the PR exempted from being marked as stale.
Override exempt-assignees.
exempt-all-assignees Exempt all issues and PRs with assignees from being marked as stale.
Priority over exempt-assignees rules.
exempt-all-issue-assignees Exempt all issues with assignees from being marked as stale.
Override exempt-all-assignees.
exempt-all-pr-assignees Exempt all PRs with assignees from being marked as stale.
Override exempt-all-assignees.
enable-statistics Display some statistics at the end of the logs regarding the stale workflow (only when the logs are enabled).
Defaults to true.

Usage

See also action.yml for a comprehensive list of all the options.

Basic:

name: 'Close stale issues and PRs'
on:
  schedule:
    - cron: '30 1 * * *'

jobs:
  stale:
    runs-on: ubuntu-latest
    steps:
      - uses: actions/stale@v3
        with:
          stale-issue-message: 'Message to comment on stale issues. If none provided, will not mark issues stale'
          stale-pr-message: 'Message to comment on stale PRs. If none provided, will not mark PRs stale'

Configure stale timeouts:

name: 'Close stale issues and PRs'
on:
  schedule:
    - cron: '30 1 * * *'

jobs:
  stale:
    runs-on: ubuntu-latest
    steps:
      - uses: actions/stale@v3
        with:
          stale-issue-message: 'This issue is stale because it has been open 30 days with no activity. Remove stale label or comment or this will be closed in 5 days.'
          days-before-stale: 30
          days-before-close: 5

Configure different stale timeouts but never close a PR:

name: 'Close stale issues and PR'
on:
  schedule:
    - cron: '30 1 * * *'

jobs:
  stale:
    runs-on: ubuntu-latest
    steps:
      - uses: actions/stale@v3
        with:
          repo-token: ${{ secrets.GITHUB_TOKEN }}
          stale-issue-message: 'This issue is stale because it has been open 30 days with no activity. Remove stale label or comment or this will be closed in 5 days.'
          stale-pr-message: 'This PR is stale because it has been open 45 days with no activity. Remove stale label or comment or this will be closed in 10 days.'
          close-issue-message: 'This issue was closed because it has been stalled for 5 days with no activity.'
          days-before-stale: 30
          days-before-close: 5
          days-before-pr-close: -1

Configure different stale timeouts:

name: 'Close stale issues and PRs'
on:
  schedule:
    - cron: '30 1 * * *'

jobs:
  stale:
    runs-on: ubuntu-latest
    steps:
      - uses: actions/stale@v3
        with:
          repo-token: ${{ secrets.GITHUB_TOKEN }}
          stale-issue-message: 'This issue is stale because it has been open 30 days with no activity. Remove stale label or comment or this will be closed in 5 days.'
          stale-pr-message: 'This PR is stale because it has been open 45 days with no activity. Remove stale label or comment or this will be closed in 10 days.'
          close-issue-message: 'This issue was closed because it has been stalled for 5 days with no activity.'
          close-pr-message: 'This PR was closed because it has been stalled for 10 days with no activity.'
          days-before-issue-stale: 30
          days-before-pr-stale: 45
          days-before-issue-close: 5
          days-before-pr-close: 10

Configure labels:

name: 'Close stale issues and PRs'
on:
  schedule:
    - cron: '30 1 * * *'

jobs:
  stale:
    runs-on: ubuntu-latest
    steps:
      - uses: actions/stale@v3
        with:
          stale-issue-message: 'Stale issue message'
          stale-pr-message: 'Stale pull request message'
          stale-issue-label: 'no-issue-activity'
          exempt-issue-labels: 'awaiting-approval,work-in-progress'
          stale-pr-label: 'no-pr-activity'
          exempt-pr-labels: 'awaiting-approval,work-in-progress'
          only-labels: 'awaiting-feedback,awaiting-answers'

Configure the stale action to only stale issue/PR created after the 18th april 2020:

name: 'Close stale issues and PRs'
on:
  schedule:
    - cron: '30 1 * * *'

jobs:
  stale:
    runs-on: ubuntu-latest
    steps:
      - uses: actions/stale@v3
        with:
          start-date: '2020-18-04T00:00:00Z' // ISO 8601 or RFC 2822

Avoid stale for specific milestones:

name: 'Close stale issues and PRs'
on:
  schedule:
    - cron: '30 1 * * *'

jobs:
  stale:
    runs-on: ubuntu-latest
    steps:
      - uses: actions/stale@v3
        with:
          exempt-issue-milestones: 'future,alpha,beta'
          exempt-pr-milestones: 'bugfix,improvement'

Avoid stale for all PR with milestones:

name: 'Close stale issues and PRs'
on:
  schedule:
    - cron: '30 1 * * *'

jobs:
  stale:
    runs-on: ubuntu-latest
    steps:
      - uses: actions/stale@v3
        with:
          exempt-all-pr-milestones: true

Avoid stale for specific labels:

name: 'Close stale issues and PRs'
on:
  schedule:
    - cron: '30 1 * * *'

jobs:
  stale:
    runs-on: ubuntu-latest
    steps:
      - uses: actions/stale@v3
        with:
          any-of-labels: 'needs-more-info,needs-demo'
          # You can opt for 'only-labels' instead if your usecase requires all labels
          # to be present in the issue/PR

Avoid stale for specific assignees:

name: 'Close stale issues and PRs'
on:
  schedule:
    - cron: '30 1 * * *'

jobs:
  stale:
    runs-on: ubuntu-latest
    steps:
      - uses: actions/stale@v3
        with:
          exempt-issue-assignees: 'marco,polo'
          exempt-pr-assignees: 'marco'

Avoid stale for all PR with assignees:

name: 'Close stale issues and PRs'
on:
  schedule:
    - cron: '30 1 * * *'

jobs:
  stale:
    runs-on: ubuntu-latest
    steps:
      - uses: actions/stale@v3
        with:
          exempt-all-pr-assignees: true

Debugging

Logs:
To see the debug output from this action, you must set the secret ACTIONS_STEP_DEBUG to true in your repository.
There is a lot of logs so this can be very helpful!

Statistics:
If the logs are enabled, you can also enable the statistics log which will be visible at the end of the logs once all issues were processed.
This is very helpful to have a quick understanding of the whole stale workflow.
Set enable-statistics to true in your workflow configuration file.

Dry-run:
You can run this action in debug only mode (no actions will be taken on your issues and pull requests) by passing debug-only to true as an argument to the action.

More operations:
You can increase the maximum number of operations per run by passing operations-per-run to 1000 for example which will help you to handle more operations in a single stale workflow run.
If the debug-only option is enabled, this is very helpful because the workflow will (almost) never reach the GitHub API rate, and you will be able to deep-dive into the logs.

Job frequency:
You could change the cron job frequency in the stale workflow to run the stale workflow more often.
Usually this is not very helpful though.

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