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Label Actions

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Label Actions is a GitHub App built with Probot that performs actions when issues or pull requests are labeled or unlabeled.

Supporting the Project

The continued development of Label Actions is made possible thanks to the support of awesome backers. If you'd like to join them, please consider contributing with Patreon, PayPal or Bitcoin.

How It Works

The app performs certain actions when an issue or pull request is labeled or unlabeled. No action is taken by default and the app must be configured. The following actions are supported:

  • Post a comment (comment option)
  • Close (close option)
  • Reopen (open option)
  • Lock with an optional lock reason (lock and lockReason options)
  • Unlock (unlock option)


  1. Install the GitHub App for the intended repositories
  2. Create .github/label-actions.yml based on the template below
  3. Start labeling issues and pull requests

If possible, install the app only for select repositories. Do not leave the All repositories option selected, unless you intend to use the app for all current and future repositories.


Create .github/label-actions.yml in the default branch to enable the app, or add it at the same file path to a repository named .github. Configure the app by editing the following template:

# Configuration for Label Actions -

# Specify actions for issues and pull requests
  # Actions taken when the `heated` label is added
    # Post a comment
    comment: >
      The thread has been temporarily locked.
      Please follow our community guidelines.
    # Lock the thread
    lock: true
    # Set a lock reason, such as `off-topic`, `too heated`, `resolved` or `spam`
    lockReason: "too heated"
  # Actions taken when the `heated` label is removed
    # Unlock the thread
    unlock: true

# Optionally, specify configuration settings just for issues
      # Post a comment, `{issue-author}` is an optional placeholder
      comment: >
        :wave: @{issue-author}, please use our idea board to request new features.
      # Close the issue
      close: true
      # Reopen the issue
      open: true

# Optionally, specify configuration settings just for pull requests
      comment: >

# Limit to only `issues` or `pulls`
# only: issues

# Repository to extend settings from
# _extends: repo


See docs/ if you would like to run your own instance of this app.


Copyright (c) 2019 Armin Sebastian

This software is released under the terms of the MIT License. See the LICENSE file for further information.

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