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gh - The GitHub CLI tool

gh is GitHub on the command line, and it's now available in beta. It brings pull requests, issues, and other GitHub concepts to the terminal next to where you are already working with git and your code.



While in beta, GitHub CLI is available for repos hosted on only. It does not currently support repositories hosted on GitHub Enterprise Server or other hosting providers.

We need your feedback

GitHub CLI is currently early in its development, and we're hoping to get feedback from people using it.

If you've installed and used gh, we'd love for you to take a short survey here (no more than five minutes):

And if you spot bugs or have features that you'd really like to see in gh, please check out the contributing page


  • gh pr [status, list, view, checkout, create]
  • gh issue [status, list, view, create]
  • gh help

Check out the docs for more information.

Comparison with hub

For many years, hub was the unofficial GitHub CLI tool. gh is a new project for us to explore what an official GitHub CLI tool can look like with a fundamentally different design. While both tools bring GitHub to the terminal, hub behaves as a proxy to git and gh is a standalone tool.

Installation and Upgrading


Install: brew install github/gh/gh

Upgrade: brew update && brew upgrade gh


gh is available via scoop, Chocolatey, and as downloadable MSI.



scoop bucket add github-gh
scoop install gh

Upgrade: scoop update gh



choco install gh


choco upgrade gh

Signed MSI

MSI installers are available for download on the releases page.

Debian/Ubuntu Linux

Install and upgrade:

  1. Download the .deb file from the releases page
  2. sudo apt install git && sudo dpkg -i gh_*_linux_amd64.deb install the downloaded file

Fedora/Centos Linux

Install and upgrade:

  1. Download the .rpm file from the releases page
  2. sudo yum localinstall gh_*_linux_amd64.rpm install the downloaded file

Arch Linux

Arch Linux users can install from the AUR:

$ yay -S github-cli

Other platforms

Install a prebuilt binary from the releases page

Build from source

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