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gh-release-create - Create a new release


gh release create [<tag>] [<files>...]


Create a new GitHub Release for a repository.

A list of asset files may be given to upload to the new release. To define a display label for an asset, append text starting with # after the file name.

If a matching git tag does not yet exist, one will automatically get created from the latest state of the default branch. Use --target to point to a different branch or commit for the automatic tag creation. Use --verify-tag to abort the release if the tag doesn't already exist. To fetch the new tag locally after the release, do git fetch --tags origin.

To create a release from an annotated git tag, first create one locally with git, push the tag to GitHub, then run this command. Use --notes-from-tag to automatically generate the release notes from the annotated git tag.

When using automatically generated release notes, a release title will also be automatically generated unless a title was explicitly passed. Additional release notes can be prepended to automatically generated notes by using the --notes flag.


Start a discussion in the specified category

Save the release as a draft instead of publishing it

Automatically generate title and notes for the release

Mark this release as "Latest" (default [automatic based on date and version]). --latest=false to explicitly NOT set as latest

Release notes

Read release notes from file (use "-" to read from standard input)

Automatically generate notes from annotated tag

Tag to use as the starting point for generating release notes

Mark the release as a prerelease

Target branch or full commit SHA (default [main branch])

Release title

Abort in case the git tag doesn't already exist in the remote repository


Select another repository using the [HOST/]OWNER/REPO format


gh release new


Interactively create a release
$ gh release create
Interactively create a release from specific tag
$ gh release create v1.2.3
Non-interactively create a release
$ gh release create v1.2.3 --notes "bugfix release"
Use automatically generated release notes
$ gh release create v1.2.3 --generate-notes
Use release notes from a file
$ gh release create v1.2.3 -F
			Don't mark the release as latest
$ gh release create v1.2.3 --latest=false 
Upload all tarballs in a directory as release assets
$ gh release create v1.2.3 ./dist/*.tgz
Upload a release asset with a display label
$ gh release create v1.2.3 '/path/to/ display label'
Create a release and start a discussion
$ gh release create v1.2.3 --discussion-category "General"



Jul 2024 GitHub CLI v2.52.0