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PyGitHub is a Python library to access the GitHub REST API. This library enables you to manage GitHub resources such as repositories, user profiles, and organizations in your Python applications.


$ pip install PyGithub

Simple Demo

from github import Github

First create a Github instance:

using an access token

g = Github("access_token")

Github Enterprise with custom hostname

g = Github(base_url="https://{hostname}/api/v3", login_or_token="access_token")

Then play with your Github objects:

for repo in g.get_user().get_repos(): print(


More information can be found on the PyGitHub documentation site.



Long-term discussion and bug reports are maintained via GitHub Issues. Code review is done via GitHub Pull Requests.

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