Repositories API

List repository tree

Get a list of repository files and directories in a project. This endpoint can be accessed without authentication if the repository is publicly accessible.

This command provides essentially the same functionality as the git ls-tree command. For more information, see the section Tree Objects in the Git internals documentation.

GET /projects/:id/repository/tree

Parameters:

  • id (required) - The ID or URL-encoded path of the project owned by the authenticated user
  • path (optional) - The path inside repository. Used to get content of subdirectories
  • ref (optional) - The name of a repository branch or tag or if not given the default branch
  • recursive (optional) - Boolean value used to get a recursive tree (false by default)
  • per_page (optional) - Number of results to show per page. If not specified, defaults to 20
[
  {
    "id": "a1e8f8d745cc87e3a9248358d9352bb7f9a0aeba",
    "name": "html",
    "type": "tree",
    "path": "files/html",
    "mode": "040000"
  },
  {
    "id": "4535904260b1082e14f867f7a24fd8c21495bde3",
    "name": "images",
    "type": "tree",
    "path": "files/images",
    "mode": "040000"
  },
  {
    "id": "31405c5ddef582c5a9b7a85230413ff90e2fe720",
    "name": "js",
    "type": "tree",
    "path": "files/js",
    "mode": "040000"
  },
  {
    "id": "cc71111cfad871212dc99572599a568bfe1e7e00",
    "name": "lfs",
    "type": "tree",
    "path": "files/lfs",
    "mode": "040000"
  },
  {
    "id": "fd581c619bf59cfdfa9c8282377bb09c2f897520",
    "name": "markdown",
    "type": "tree",
    "path": "files/markdown",
    "mode": "040000"
  },
  {
    "id": "23ea4d11a4bdd960ee5320c5cb65b5b3fdbc60db",
    "name": "ruby",
    "type": "tree",
    "path": "files/ruby",
    "mode": "040000"
  },
  {
    "id": "7d70e02340bac451f281cecf0a980907974bd8be",
    "name": "whitespace",
    "type": "blob",
    "path": "files/whitespace",
    "mode": "100644"
  }
]

Get a blob from repository

Allows you to receive information about blob in repository like size and content. Note that blob content is Base64 encoded. This endpoint can be accessed without authentication if the repository is publicly accessible.

GET /projects/:id/repository/blobs/:sha

Parameters:

Raw blob content

Get the raw file contents for a blob by blob SHA. This endpoint can be accessed without authentication if the repository is publicly accessible.

GET /projects/:id/repository/blobs/:sha/raw

Parameters:

Get file archive

Get an archive of the repository. This endpoint can be accessed without authentication if the repository is publicly accessible.

GET /projects/:id/repository/archive[.format]

format is an optional suffix for the archive format. Default is tar.gz. Options are tar.gz, tar.bz2, tbz, ‘tbz2, tb2, bz2, tar, and zip. For example, specifying archive.zip` would send an archive in ZIP format.

Parameters:

  • id (required) - The ID or URL-encoded path of the project owned by the authenticated user
  • sha (optional) - The commit SHA to download. A tag, branch reference or sha can be used. This defaults to the tip of the default branch if not specified

Compare branches, tags or commits

This endpoint can be accessed without authentication if the repository is publicly accessible.

GET /projects/:id/repository/compare

Parameters:

  • id (required) - The ID or URL-encoded path of the project owned by the authenticated user
  • from (required) - the commit SHA or branch name
  • to (required) - the commit SHA or branch name
  • straight (optional) - comparison method, true for direct comparison between from and to (from..to), false to compare using merge base (fromto)’. Default is false.
GET /projects/:id/repository/compare?from=master&to=feature

Response:


{
  "commit": {
    "id": "12d65c8dd2b2676fa3ac47d955accc085a37a9c1",
    "short_id": "12d65c8dd2b",
    "title": "JS fix",
    "author_name": "Dmitriy Zaporozhets",
    "author_email": "dmitriy.zaporozhets@gmail.com",
    "created_at": "2014-02-27T10:27:00+02:00"
  },
  "commits": [{
    "id": "12d65c8dd2b2676fa3ac47d955accc085a37a9c1",
    "short_id": "12d65c8dd2b",
    "title": "JS fix",
    "author_name": "Dmitriy Zaporozhets",
    "author_email": "dmitriy.zaporozhets@gmail.com",
    "created_at": "2014-02-27T10:27:00+02:00"
  }],
  "diffs": [{
    "old_path": "files/js/application.js",
    "new_path": "files/js/application.js",
    "a_mode": null,
    "b_mode": "100644",
    "diff": "--- a/files/js/application.js\n+++ b/files/js/application.js\n@@ -24,8 +24,10 @@\n //= require g.raphael-min\n //= require g.bar-min\n //= require branch-graph\n-//= require highlightjs.min\n-//= require ace/ace\n //= require_tree .\n //= require d3\n //= require underscore\n+\n+function fix() { \n+  alert(\"Fixed\")\n+}",
    "new_file": false,
    "renamed_file": false,
    "deleted_file": false
  }],
  "compare_timeout": false,
  "compare_same_ref": false
}

Contributors

Get repository contributors list. This endpoint can be accessed without authentication if the repository is publicly accessible.

GET /projects/:id/repository/contributors

Parameters:

  • id (required) - The ID or URL-encoded path of the project owned by the authenticated user
  • order_by (optional) - Return contributors ordered by name, email, or commits (orders by commit date) fields. Default is commits
  • sort (optional) - Return contributors sorted in asc or desc order. Default is asc

Response:

[{
  "name": "Dmitriy Zaporozhets",
  "email": "dmitriy.zaporozhets@gmail.com",
  "commits": 117,
  "additions": 2097,
  "deletions": 517
}, {
  "name": "Jacob Vosmaer",
  "email": "contact@jacobvosmaer.nl",
  "commits": 33,
  "additions": 338,
  "deletions": 244
}]

Merge Base

Get the common ancestor for 2 refs (commit SHAs, branch names or tags).

GET /projects/:id/repository/merge_base
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the project
refs array yes The refs to find the common ancestor of, multiple refs can be passed
curl --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: 9koXpg98eAheJpvBs5tK" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/projects/5/repository/merge_base?refs[]=304d257dcb821665ab5110318fc58a007bd104ed&refs[]=0031876facac3f2b2702a0e53a26e89939a42209"

Example response:

{
	"id": "1a0b36b3cdad1d2ee32457c102a8c0b7056fa863",
	"short_id": "1a0b36b3",
	"title": "Initial commit",
	"created_at": "2014-02-27T08:03:18.000Z",
	"parent_ids": [],
	"message": "Initial commit\n",
	"author_name": "Dmitriy Zaporozhets",
	"author_email": "dmitriy.zaporozhets@gmail.com",
	"authored_date": "2014-02-27T08:03:18.000Z",
	"committer_name": "Dmitriy Zaporozhets",
	"committer_email": "dmitriy.zaporozhets@gmail.com",
	"committed_date": "2014-02-27T08:03:18.000Z"
}