Query Github's API and save the returned JSON files locally.

Used to query the Github API and save the returned JSON files locally.

This plugin requires Grunt ~0.4.0

If you haven't used Grunt before, be sure to check out the Getting Started guide, as it explains how to create a Gruntfile as well as install and use Grunt plugins. Once you're familiar with that process, you may install this plugin with this command:

npm install github-api --save-dev

Once the plugin has been installed, it may be enabled inside your Gruntfile with this line of JavaScript:


Run this task with the grunt github command.

Task targets, files and options may be specified according to the grunt Configuring tasks guide.

The github-api module accepts options at both the global and local task level. Special options include oAuth, filters and screenDump.

  • oAuth - contain two specific properties; client_id and client_secret. These credentials are provided by Github, and need to be created by a user with corrent permissions before any secure query will work. Additional information about Github and oAuth2 can be found in their oAuth documentation.

  • filters - should contain the filtering parameters avaliable to the src query defined. Additional information about specific filters can be found in the Github Developer Documentation.

  • screenDump - boolean flag to used to determine if the returned JSON should be dumped to the screen. (default is false)

  • src - is the specified API query path. Soruce paths are everything that appears after Additional information about different query paths can be found in the Github Developer Documentation.

  • dest - is the path and filename where the retured request should be saved.


github: {
    options: {
        oAuth: {
            'client_id': 'XXXXXXXXXXXX',
            'client_secret': 'YYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY'
    changelog: {
        options: {
            filters: {
                'state': 'open'
        src: '/repos/:org/:repo1/issues', // Get a JSON file for all open issues from repo1 
        dest: 'open.json'