octokit.rest

Create or update file contents

Creates a new file or replaces an existing file in a repository.

Parameters

string The token will be passed in the authorization header.

string

string

string path+ parameter

string The commit message.

string The new file content, using Base64 encoding.

string Required if you are updating a file. The blob SHA of the file being replaced.

string The branch name. Default: the repository’s default branch (usually master)

object The person that committed the file. Default: the authenticated user.

string The name of the author or committer of the commit. You'll receive a 422 status code if name is omitted.

string The email of the author or committer of the commit. You'll receive a 422 status code if email is omitted.

string

object The author of the file. Default: The committer or the authenticated user if you omit committer.

string The name of the author or committer of the commit. You'll receive a 422 status code if name is omitted.

string The email of the author or committer of the commit. You'll receive a 422 status code if email is omitted.

string

Request

PUT https://api.github.com/repos///contents/
authorization: bearer undefined
accept: application/vnd.github.v3+json
user-agent: octokit.rest
content-length: 0


Example Response

Status: 200
{
  "content": {
    "name": "hello.txt",
    "path": "notes/hello.txt",
    "sha": "a56507ed892d05a37c6d6128c260937ea4d287bd",
    "size": 9,
    "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/contents/notes/hello.txt",
    "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World/blob/master/notes/hello.txt",
    "git_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/blobs/a56507ed892d05a37c6d6128c260937ea4d287bd",
    "download_url": "https://raw.githubusercontent.com/octocat/HelloWorld/master/notes/hello.txt",
    "type": "file",
    "_links": {
      "self": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/contents/notes/hello.txt",
      "git": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/blobs/a56507ed892d05a37c6d6128c260937ea4d287bd",
      "html": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World/blob/master/notes/hello.txt"
    }
  },
  "commit": {
    "sha": "18a43cd8e1e3a79c786e3d808a73d23b6d212b16",
    "node_id": "MDY6Q29tbWl0MThhNDNjZDhlMWUzYTc5Yzc4NmUzZDgwOGE3M2QyM2I2ZDIxMmIxNg==",
    "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/commits/18a43cd8e1e3a79c786e3d808a73d23b6d212b16",
    "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World/git/commit/18a43cd8e1e3a79c786e3d808a73d23b6d212b16",
    "author": {
      "date": "2014-11-07T22:01:45Z",
      "name": "Monalisa Octocat",
      "email": "octocat@github.com"
    },
    "committer": {
      "date": "2014-11-07T22:01:45Z",
      "name": "Monalisa Octocat",
      "email": "octocat@github.com"
    },
    "message": "my commit message",
    "tree": {
      "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/trees/9a21f8e2018f42ffcf369b24d2cd20bc25c9e66f",
      "sha": "9a21f8e2018f42ffcf369b24d2cd20bc25c9e66f"
    },
    "parents": [
      {
        "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/octocat/Hello-World/git/commits/da5a433788da5c255edad7979b328b67d79f53f6",
        "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat/Hello-World/git/commit/da5a433788da5c255edad7979b328b67d79f53f6",
        "sha": "da5a433788da5c255edad7979b328b67d79f53f6"
      }
    ],
    "verification": {
      "verified": false,
      "reason": "unsigned",
      "signature": null,
      "payload": null
    }
  }
}

See documentation on GitHub developer guides