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Net::GitHub - Perl Interface for


    use Net::GitHub;

    my $github = Net::GitHub->new(  # Net::GitHub::V3
        login => 'fayland', pass => 'secret'

    # If you use two factor authentication you can pass in the OTP. Do
    # note that OTPs expire quickly and you will need to generate an oauth
    # token to do anything non-trivial.
    my $github = Net::GitHub->new(
        login =>   'fayland',
        pass =>    'secret',
        otp =>     '123456',

    # Pass api_url for GitHub Enterprise installations. Do not include a
    # trailing slash
    my $github = Net::GitHub->new(  # Net::GitHub::V3
        login =>   'fayland',
        pass =>    'secret',
        api_url => ''

    # suggested
    # use OAuth to create token with user/pass
    my $github = Net::GitHub->new(  # Net::GitHub::V3
        access_token => $token

    # L<Net::GitHub::V3::Users>
    my $user = $github->user->show('nothingmuch');
    $github->user->update( bio => 'Just Another Perl Programmer' );

    # L<Net::GitHub::V3::Repos>
    my @repos = $github->repos->list;
    my $rp = $github->repos->create( {
        "name" => "Hello-World",
        "description" => "This is your first repo",
        "homepage" => ""
    } );

DESCRIPTION is a popular git host.

This distribution provides easy methods to access GitHub via their APIs.

Check for more details of the GitHub APIs.

Read Net::GitHub::V3 for API usage.

Read Net::GitHub::V4 for GitHub GraphQL API.

If you prefer object oriented way, Pithub is 'There is more than one way to do it'.


  • create access_token for Non-Web Application

        my $gh = Net::GitHub::V3->new( login => 'fayland', pass => 'secret' );
        my $oauth = $gh->oauth;
        my $o = $oauth->create_authorization( {
            scopes => ['user', 'public_repo', 'repo', 'gist'], # just ['public_repo']
            note   => 'test purpose',
        } );
        print $o->{token};

    after create the token, you can use it without your password publicly written

        my $github = Net::GitHub->new(
            access_token => $token, # from above





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Copyright 2009-2012 Fayland Lam all rights reserved.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.