GitLab Documentation

Snippets

[Introduced][ce-6373] in GitLab 8.15.

Snippet visibility level

Snippets in GitLab can be either private, internal, or public. You can set it with the visibility field in the snippet.

Constants for snippet visibility levels are:

Visibility Description
private The snippet is visible only to the snippet creator
internal The snippet is visible for any logged in user
public The snippet can be accessed without any authentication

List snippets

Get a list of current user's snippets.

GET /snippets

Single snippet

Get a single snippet.

GET /snippets/:id

Parameters:

Attribute Type Required Description
id Integer yes The ID of a snippet
curl --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: 9koXpg98eAheJpvBs5tK" https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/snippets/1

Example response:

{
  "id": 1,
  "title": "test",
  "file_name": "add.rb",
  "author": {
    "id": 1,
    "username": "john_smith",
    "email": "john@example.com",
    "name": "John Smith",
    "state": "active",
    "created_at": "2012-05-23T08:00:58Z"
  },
  "expires_at": null,
  "updated_at": "2012-06-28T10:52:04Z",
  "created_at": "2012-06-28T10:52:04Z",
  "web_url": "http://example.com/snippets/1",
}

Create new snippet

Creates a new snippet. The user must have permission to create new snippets.

POST /snippets

Parameters:

Attribute Type Required Description
title String yes The title of a snippet
file_name String yes The name of a snippet file
content String yes The content of a snippet
visibility String yes The snippet's visibility
curl --request POST --data '{"title": "This is a snippet", "content": "Hello world", "file_name": "test.txt", "visibility": "internal" }' --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: 9koXpg98eAheJpvBs5tK" https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/snippets

Example response:

{
  "id": 1,
  "title": "This is a snippet",
  "file_name": "test.txt",
  "author": {
    "id": 1,
    "username": "john_smith",
    "email": "john@example.com",
    "name": "John Smith",
    "state": "active",
    "created_at": "2012-05-23T08:00:58Z"
  },
  "expires_at": null,
  "updated_at": "2012-06-28T10:52:04Z",
  "created_at": "2012-06-28T10:52:04Z",
  "web_url": "http://example.com/snippets/1",
}

Update snippet

Updates an existing snippet. The user must have permission to change an existing snippet.

PUT /snippets/:id

Parameters:

Attribute Type Required Description
id Integer yes The ID of a snippet
title String no The title of a snippet
file_name String no The name of a snippet file
content String no The content of a snippet
visibility String no The snippet's visibility
curl --request PUT --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: 9koXpg98eAheJpvBs5tK" --data '{"title": "foo", "content": "bar"}' https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/snippets/1

Example response:

{
  "id": 1,
  "title": "test",
  "file_name": "add.rb",
  "author": {
    "id": 1,
    "username": "john_smith",
    "email": "john@example.com",
    "name": "John Smith",
    "state": "active",
    "created_at": "2012-05-23T08:00:58Z"
  },
  "expires_at": null,
  "updated_at": "2012-06-28T10:52:04Z",
  "created_at": "2012-06-28T10:52:04Z",
  "web_url": "http://example.com/snippets/1",
}

Delete snippet

Deletes an existing snippet.

DELETE /snippets/:id

Parameters:

Attribute Type Required Description
id Integer yes The ID of a snippet
curl --request DELETE --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: 9koXpg98eAheJpvBs5tK" "https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/snippets/1"

upon successful delete a 204 No content HTTP code shall be expected, with no data, but if the snippet is non-existent, a 404 Not Found will be returned.

Explore all public snippets

GET /snippets/public
Attribute Type Required Description
per_page Integer no number of snippets to return per page
page Integer no the page to retrieve
curl --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: 9koXpg98eAheJpvBs5tK" https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/snippets/public?per_page=2&page=1

Example response:

[
    {
        "author": {
            "avatar_url": "http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/edaf55a9e363ea263e3b981d09e0f7f7?s=80&d=identicon",
            "id": 12,
            "name": "Libby Rolfson",
            "state": "active",
            "username": "elton_wehner",
            "web_url": "http://localhost:3000/elton_wehner"
        },
        "created_at": "2016-11-25T16:53:34.504Z",
        "file_name": "oconnerrice.rb",
        "id": 49,
        "raw_url": "http://localhost:3000/snippets/49/raw",
        "title": "Ratione cupiditate et laborum temporibus.",
        "updated_at": "2016-11-25T16:53:34.504Z",
        "web_url": "http://localhost:3000/snippets/49"
    },
    {
        "author": {
            "avatar_url": "http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/36583b28626de71061e6e5a77972c3bd?s=80&d=identicon",
            "id": 16,
            "name": "Llewellyn Flatley",
            "state": "active",
            "username": "adaline",
            "web_url": "http://localhost:3000/adaline"
        },
        "created_at": "2016-11-25T16:53:34.479Z",
        "file_name": "muellershields.rb",
        "id": 48,
        "raw_url": "http://localhost:3000/snippets/48/raw",
        "title": "Minus similique nesciunt vel fugiat qui ullam sunt.",
        "updated_at": "2016-11-25T16:53:34.479Z",
        "web_url": "http://localhost:3000/snippets/48"
    }
]