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How to download repository as zip file using the API


I've been able to successfully authenticate and use other areas of the 2.0 API and now I need to use the API do the equivalent of the "Download repository" link on the "Downloads" section in the UI.  I just need a copy of the files, not a clone of the complete repository.

Using the 2.0 API I have the following:{username}/{repository}/downloads

I can successfully use the call above but it returns the data below, implying there aren't any downloads.

{"pagelen": 10, "values": [], "page": 1, "size": 0}

  What do I need to do to get a zip of all of the files in the repository?  Thanks.

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Ana Retamal Atlassian Team Aug 21, 2018

Hi Brian, welcome to the Community!

That string will return a list of download links associated with the repository, that means any other files you have uploaded to that section but not the source of the repo itself. As a picture is worth a thousand words:

- No downloads to show (although the link to download the repo is there)

Screen Shot 2018-08-21 at 14.52.20.png

- Downloads to be shown (I added a few files to the list)Screen Shot 2018-08-21 at 14.53.29.png


To download the zip with a copy of the files from your repo, you can use the following:<username>/<repo-name>/get/

Hope that helps!


Inside a zip file with source of branch we have additional top level. How i can get zip file with same stricture as repository? Or probably i can provide a start path as a parameter(--prefix in git archive)?

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