Forks

List forks

GET /repos/:owner/:repo/forks

Parameters

Name Type Description
sort string The sort order. Can be either newest, oldest, or stargazers. Default: newest

Response

Status: 200 OK
X-RateLimit-Limit: 5000
X-RateLimit-Remaining: 4999
[
  {
    "id": 1296269,
    "owner": {
      "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
    },
    "name": "Hello-World",
    "full_name": "octocat/Hello-World",
    "description": "This your first repo!",
    "private": false,
    "fork": true,
    "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World",
    "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World",
    "clone_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World.git",
    "git_url": "git://github.com/octocat/Hello-World.git",
    "ssh_url": "git@github.com:octocat/Hello-World.git",
    "svn_url": "https://svn.github.com/octocat/Hello-World",
    "mirror_url": "git://git.example.com/octocat/Hello-World",
    "homepage": "https://github.com",
    "language": null,
    "forks_count": 9,
    "stargazers_count": 80,
    "watchers_count": 80,
    "size": 108,
    "default_branch": "master",
    "open_issues_count": 0,
    "has_issues": true,
    "has_wiki": true,
    "has_downloads": true,
    "pushed_at": "2011-01-26T19:06:43Z",
    "created_at": "2011-01-26T19:01:12Z",
    "updated_at": "2011-01-26T19:14:43Z",
    "permissions": {
      "admin": false,
      "push": false,
      "pull": true
    }
  }
]

Create a fork

Create a fork for the authenticated user.

POST /repos/:owner/:repo/forks

One can either use the organization parameter or POST a JSON document with the field organization

Parameters

Name Type Description
organization string The organization login. The repository will be forked into this organization.

Response

Forking a Repository happens asynchronously. Therefore, you may have to wait a short period before accessing the git objects. If this takes longer than 5 minutes, be sure to contact Support.

Status: 202 Accepted
X-RateLimit-Limit: 5000
X-RateLimit-Remaining: 4999
{
  "id": 1296269,
  "owner": {
    "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
  },
  "name": "Hello-World",
  "full_name": "octocat/Hello-World",
  "description": "This your first repo!",
  "private": false,
  "fork": true,
  "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World",
  "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World",
  "clone_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World.git",
  "git_url": "git://github.com/octocat/Hello-World.git",
  "ssh_url": "git@github.com:octocat/Hello-World.git",
  "svn_url": "https://svn.github.com/octocat/Hello-World",
  "mirror_url": "git://git.example.com/octocat/Hello-World",
  "homepage": "https://github.com",
  "language": null,
  "forks_count": 9,
  "stargazers_count": 80,
  "watchers_count": 80,
  "size": 108,
  "default_branch": "master",
  "open_issues_count": 0,
  "has_issues": true,
  "has_wiki": true,
  "has_downloads": true,
  "pushed_at": "2011-01-26T19:06:43Z",
  "created_at": "2011-01-26T19:01:12Z",
  "updated_at": "2011-01-26T19:14:43Z",
  "permissions": {
    "admin": false,
    "push": false,
    "pull": true
  }
}