Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Sign up Log in

It's not the same without you

Join the community to find out what other Atlassian users are discussing, debating and creating.

Atlassian Community Hero Image Collage

Exclude forks/personal repos from a Bitbucket Server search?

Is it possible to exclude forks and personal repos from a Bitbucket Server search? I've tried a few combinations but the lack of wildcards and exclusions seems to prevent this; but I'm hoping someone knows the magic combo.

Use case: I'm using search to find and track usage of a dependency across projects that work with a fork workflow, so every project appears multiple times due to the forks. I just want to get results from the primary/upstream repos.

1 answer

0 votes
Rodrigo M Atlassian Team Oct 25, 2018

Hello Ben

It seems searching for repositories which have been forked was already discussed in the following feature requests:

From the resources above, the exclusion of forks from code search results was implemented in Bitbucket 4.14 version. In addition, Bitbucket 5.6 improves the way forks are searched in Bitbucket. Can you please take a look at them to see if address your question?

More information can be found at search fork discovey.


Excluding forks does help reduce the noise (thanks! :)), but it doesn't exclude personal repos which are not forks. We have quite a lot of those - for context imagine excluding every spike, proof of concept and ShipIt project at Atlassian.

Any chance a flag for personal repos might get added?

Like gstickel likes this

Having a modifier to exclude personal repositories would be an extremely useful feature. Has this been considered further in the last 2 years?

There is nothing mentioned for the latest documentation:

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Community showcase
Published in Bitbucket

Powering DevOps with Bitbucket Server & Data Center

Hi everyone, The Cloud team recently announced 12 new DevOps features that help developers ship better code, faster   ! While we’re all excited about the new improvements to Bitbucket ...

1,787 views 0 7
Read article

Community Events

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find an event

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Unfortunately there are no Community Events near you at the moment.

Host an event

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local event. Learn more about Community Events

Events near you