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REST API: get file from git repo is packed in lines and text nodes


I am getting a JSON file with:

GET a file with {Server}/rest/api/1.0/{project}/repos/{reponame}/browse/{filename}?at={version}

The file now has nested nodes which I really wouldnt like to get, so that I dont have to parse them away. Here some lines of the result:

  "lines": [
      "text": "{"
      "text": "    \"ModuleName\": \"MyModuleName\","
      "text": "    \"Author\": \"MyAuthorname\","
      "text": "    \"Description\": \"MyDescription\","
      "text": "    \"Type\": \"cmake\","
      "text": "    \"Components\": ["
      "text": "\t\t\"inc\", \"lib\""
      "text": "    ],"


The raw API (url with .../{repo}/raw/..) call doesnt work for me. I am working with bitbucket v4.10.1.

Is there a native way of retreiving the files raw or is it necessary to parse the files to original state by myself?

Thank you very much!







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Hello, I found out, that the access works over the non REST paths:


--> solved

Hi there,

You could use this url to do GET on the file:


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