Comments

Gist Comments use these custom media types. You can read more about the use of media types in the API here.

List comments on a gist

GET /gists/:gist_id/comments

Response

Status: 200 OK
X-RateLimit-Limit: 5000
X-RateLimit-Remaining: 4999
[
  {
    "id": 1,
    "url": "https://api.github.com/gists/ffd3a92f6a32a47c9b4e/comments/1",
    "body": "Just commenting for the sake of commenting",
    "user": {
      "login": "octocat",
      "id": 1,
      "avatar_url": "https://github.com/images/error/octocat_happy.gif",
      "gravatar_id": "somehexcode",
      "url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat",
      "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat",
      "followers_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/followers",
      "following_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/following{/other_user}",
      "gists_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/gists{/gist_id}",
      "starred_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/starred{/owner}{/repo}",
      "subscriptions_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/subscriptions",
      "organizations_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/orgs",
      "repos_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/repos",
      "events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/events{/privacy}",
      "received_events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/received_events",
      "type": "User",
      "site_admin": false
    },
    "created_at": "2011-04-18T23:23:56Z",
    "updated_at": "2011-04-18T23:23:56Z"
  }
]

Get a single comment

GET /gists/:gist_id/comments/:id

Response

Status: 200 OK
X-RateLimit-Limit: 5000
X-RateLimit-Remaining: 4999
{
  "id": 1,
  "url": "https://api.github.com/gists/ffd3a92f6a32a47c9b4e/comments/1",
  "body": "Just commenting for the sake of commenting",
  "user": {
    "login": "octocat",
    "id": 1,
    "avatar_url": "https://github.com/images/error/octocat_happy.gif",
    "gravatar_id": "somehexcode",
    "url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat",
    "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat",
    "followers_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/followers",
    "following_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/following{/other_user}",
    "gists_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/gists{/gist_id}",
    "starred_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/starred{/owner}{/repo}",
    "subscriptions_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/subscriptions",
    "organizations_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/orgs",
    "repos_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/repos",
    "events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/events{/privacy}",
    "received_events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/received_events",
    "type": "User",
    "site_admin": false
  },
  "created_at": "2011-04-18T23:23:56Z",
  "updated_at": "2011-04-18T23:23:56Z"
}

Create a comment

POST /gists/:gist_id/comments

Parameters

Name Type Description
body string Required. The comment text.
{
  "body": "Just commenting for the sake of commenting"
}

Response

Status: 201 Created
Location: https://api.github.com/gists/comments/1
X-RateLimit-Limit: 5000
X-RateLimit-Remaining: 4999
{
  "id": 1,
  "url": "https://api.github.com/gists/ffd3a92f6a32a47c9b4e/comments/1",
  "body": "Just commenting for the sake of commenting",
  "user": {
    "login": "octocat",
    "id": 1,
    "avatar_url": "https://github.com/images/error/octocat_happy.gif",
    "gravatar_id": "somehexcode",
    "url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat",
    "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat",
    "followers_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/followers",
    "following_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/following{/other_user}",
    "gists_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/gists{/gist_id}",
    "starred_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/starred{/owner}{/repo}",
    "subscriptions_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/subscriptions",
    "organizations_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/orgs",
    "repos_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/repos",
    "events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/events{/privacy}",
    "received_events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/received_events",
    "type": "User",
    "site_admin": false
  },
  "created_at": "2011-04-18T23:23:56Z",
  "updated_at": "2011-04-18T23:23:56Z"
}

Edit a comment

PATCH /gists/:gist_id/comments/:id

Input

Name Type Description
body string Required. The comment text.
{
  "body": "Just commenting for the sake of commenting"
}

Response

Status: 200 OK
X-RateLimit-Limit: 5000
X-RateLimit-Remaining: 4999
{
  "id": 1,
  "url": "https://api.github.com/gists/ffd3a92f6a32a47c9b4e/comments/1",
  "body": "Just commenting for the sake of commenting",
  "user": {
    "login": "octocat",
    "id": 1,
    "avatar_url": "https://github.com/images/error/octocat_happy.gif",
    "gravatar_id": "somehexcode",
    "url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat",
    "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat",
    "followers_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/followers",
    "following_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/following{/other_user}",
    "gists_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/gists{/gist_id}",
    "starred_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/starred{/owner}{/repo}",
    "subscriptions_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/subscriptions",
    "organizations_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/orgs",
    "repos_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/repos",
    "events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/events{/privacy}",
    "received_events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/received_events",
    "type": "User",
    "site_admin": false
  },
  "created_at": "2011-04-18T23:23:56Z",
  "updated_at": "2011-04-18T23:23:56Z"
}

Delete a comment

DELETE /gists/:gist_id/comments/:id

Response

Status: 204 No Content
X-RateLimit-Limit: 5000
X-RateLimit-Remaining: 4999

Custom media types

These are the supported media types for gist comments. You can read more about the use of media types in the API here.

application/vnd.github.VERSION.raw+json
application/vnd.github.VERSION.text+json
application/vnd.github.VERSION.html+json
application/vnd.github.VERSION.full+json