GitHub - Examples

The list of options and some examples for GitHub

Available options:

  --version                 Show version number                        [boolean]
  --help                    Show help                                  [boolean]
  --token                   GitHub token                               [required]
  --orgs                    [Optional] A list of GitHub organizations, separeted by comma, 
                            to fetch and count contributors for their repositories              
  --repo                    [Optional] Specific repo to count only for
  --exclusionFilePath       [Optional] Exclusion list filepath
  --json                    [Optional] JSON output, required when using the "consolidateResults" command

Before running the command

Get your GitHub token or create a new one with this guide.

Note: Make sure your token has read access to the repos.

Running the command

Consider the following levels of usage and options:

Usage levels

  • To get commits for all repos in all my orgs in GitHub, provide the GitHub token:

    snyk-scm-contributors-count github --token TOKEN
  • To get commits for some Orgs and their repos in GitHub:, provide the GitHub token and the org names, separated by a comma:

    snyk-scm-contributors-count github --token TOKEN --orgs ORG_ONE,ORG_TWO,ORG_THREE
  • To get commits for only one repo in GitHub, provide the GitHub token, one org name ,and one repo name:

    snyk-scm-contributors-count github --token TOKEN --orgs ORG --repo REPO


  • To exclude some contributors from being counted in the commits , add an exclusion file with the emails to ignore(separated by a new line) and apply the --exclusionFilePath with the path to that file:

snyk-scm-contributors-count github --token TOKEN --orgs ORG_ONE,ORG_TWO --exclusionFilePath PATH_TO_FILE
  • To set the output to json format, dd the --json flag:

    snyk-scm-contributors-count github --token TOKEN --json
  • To run in debug mode for verbose output, prefix with DEBUG=snyk*:

DEBUG=snyk* snyk-scm-contributors-count github --token TOKEN --orgs ORG --repo REPO --exclusionFilePath PATH_TO_FILE --json

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