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How to list files from commit

Really a need to list files between two date.  So, im trying to get a pull requests, get commits from them and now i want to get the files (with revisions and timestamps).

Im using API CLOUD. 


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evzijst Atlassian Team Dec 28, 2015

There is currently no real programmatic way to get to the list of modified files in a pull request. That is, while the 1.0 API has a diffstat API that gives you the affected file names, as well as the number of lines added/removed, 2.0 does not. Furthermore, 1.0 does not understand pull request diffs; only individual commits.

Also, the diff you see in a pull requests is really the diff of the merge commit you would get if you accepted the pr. This is not always the same as any of the commits on the source branch (see a recent explanation of the difference).

So that means that to accurately compute the list of path names affected by a pr (identical to what the UI shows you), you'd need to clone both branches, merge the source into the destination branch and then compute the diff of that merge commit against its first parent (the original head of the destination branch).

Now luckily all is not lost.

The pull request API provides access to the aforementioned raw diff:

And so a somewhat clunky (but reliable!) way to get to the information you need is to hit that diff URL and grep the lines that start with: diff --git a/...

This won't give you information about which commit (if the source branch has multiple) introduced changes to which file. After all, the changes to a file may come from multiple commits by multiple authors.

Hi Erik, im using cloud api version, and when i request it returned "forbidden", i believed about permissions but not. i think that is server and cloud limitations. Request:{repo}/{slug}/pullrequests/1/diff?access_token={valid access token} response:HTTP/1.1 403 FORBIDDEN Server: nginx/1.6.2 Vary: Authorization, Cookie Content-Type: text/plain Strict-Transport-Security: max-age=31536000 Date: Tue, 29 Dec 2015 15:41:33 GMT X-Served-By: app22 X-Static-Version: bc3111412fb8 ETag: "722969577a96ca3953e84e3d949dee81" X-Render-Time: 0.00816607475281 X-Accepted-OAuth-Scopes: repository Connection: close X-Version: bc3111412fb8 X-Request-Count: 152 X-Frame-Options: SAMEORIGIN Content-Length: 9

evzijst Atlassian Team Dec 29, 2015

Does your token have the "repository" scope? Are you sure the token is not expired (they expire after an hour)? If you can't work it out, then it's best to contact us at and we can help you debug your OAuth issues.

hi, i checked them, and the message is same. Question, i need write permissions for make a diff request?

evzijst Atlassian Team Dec 29, 2015

No, you do not. Actually, since this is pull request resource, you also need the "pullrequest" scope. Did you check for that?

evzijst Atlassian Team Dec 29, 2015

No, the restbowser is not the Server version. Anyway, let's move this to support. Answers is for product questions and less suited to interactive debugging. Can you email either or me ( with full traces of your request?

Yes my friend, in my case,{repo}/{slug}/pullrequests/1/diff?access_token={valid access token}, 1 = is the pullrequest id. By example, im using with Auth in this: and return HTTP/1.1 302 FOUND. But, from my cloud api doesnt work, im thinking that is server version

my error was "redirect" option enabled. I corrected that and all requests was ok 302! thanks Erik!

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