Trees

Get a Tree

GET /repos/:owner/:repo/git/trees/:sha

Response

Status: 200 OK
X-RateLimit-Limit: 5000
X-RateLimit-Remaining: 4999
{
  "sha": "9fb037999f264ba9a7fc6274d15fa3ae2ab98312",
  "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/trees/9fb037999f264ba9a7fc6274d15fa3ae2ab98312",
  "tree": [
    {
      "path": "file.rb",
      "mode": "100644",
      "type": "blob",
      "size": 30,
      "sha": "44b4fc6d56897b048c772eb4087f854f46256132",
      "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/blobs/44b4fc6d56897b048c772eb4087f854f46256132"
    },
    {
      "path": "subdir",
      "mode": "040000",
      "type": "tree",
      "sha": "f484d249c660418515fb01c2b9662073663c242e",
      "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/blobs/f484d249c660418515fb01c2b9662073663c242e"
    },
    {
      "path": "exec_file",
      "mode": "100755",
      "type": "blob",
      "size": 75,
      "sha": "45b983be36b73c0788dc9cbcb76cbb80fc7bb057",
      "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/blobs/45b983be36b73c0788dc9cbcb76cbb80fc7bb057"
    }
  ]
}

Get a Tree Recursively

GET /repos/:owner/:repo/git/trees/:sha?recursive=1

Response

Status: 200 OK
X-RateLimit-Limit: 5000
X-RateLimit-Remaining: 4999
{
  "sha": "fc6274d15fa3ae2ab983129fb037999f264ba9a7",
  "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/trees/fc6274d15fa3ae2ab983129fb037999f264ba9a7",
  "tree": [
    {
      "path": "subdir/file.txt",
      "mode": "100644",
      "type": "blob",
      "size": 132,
      "sha": "7c258a9869f33c1e1e1f74fbb32f07c86cb5a75b",
      "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/7c258a9869f33c1e1e1f74fbb32f07c86cb5a75b"
    }
  ]
}

Create a Tree

The tree creation API will take nested entries as well. If both a tree and a nested path modifying that tree are specified, it will overwrite the contents of that tree with the new path contents and write a new tree out.

POST /repos/:owner/:repo/git/trees

Parameters

Name Type Description
tree array of hashes Required. Objects (of path, mode, type, and sha) specifying a tree structure
base_tree string The SHA1 of the tree you want to update with new data. If you don’t set this, the commit will be created on top of everything; however, it will only contain your change, the rest of your files will show up as deleted.

The tree parameter takes the following keys:

Name Type Description
path string The file referenced in the tree
mode string The file mode; one of 100644 for file (blob), 100755 for executable (blob), 040000 for subdirectory (tree), 160000 for submodule (commit), or 120000 for a blob that specifies the path of a symlink
type string Either blob, tree, or commit
sha string The SHA1 checksum ID of the object in the tree
content string The content you want this file to have. GitHub will write this blob out and use that SHA for this entry. Use either this, or tree.sha.

Input

{
  "base_tree": "9fb037999f264ba9a7fc6274d15fa3ae2ab98312",
  "tree": [
    {
      "path": "file.rb",
      "mode": "100644",
      "type": "blob",
      "sha": "44b4fc6d56897b048c772eb4087f854f46256132"
    }
  ]
}

Response

Status: 201 Created
Location: https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/trees/cd8274d15fa3ae2ab983129fb037999f264ba9a7
X-RateLimit-Limit: 5000
X-RateLimit-Remaining: 4999
{
  "sha": "cd8274d15fa3ae2ab983129fb037999f264ba9a7",
  "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/trees/cd8274d15fa3ae2ab983129fb037999f264ba9a7",
  "tree": [
    {
      "path": "file.rb",
      "mode": "100644",
      "type": "blob",
      "size": 132,
      "sha": "7c258a9869f33c1e1e1f74fbb32f07c86cb5a75b",
      "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/blobs/7c258a9869f33c1e1e1f74fbb32f07c86cb5a75b"
    }
  ]
}