how to add a description to git repositories in stash

Can I add a description to git repositories in stash? I would like the description to show up next to the repository's name on stash's overview page.

git repository names tend to be short and best don't contain white space as they become part of URLs. Hence they may be somewhat cryptic. For stash projects a description is set right when I create the project. Can I do the same with git repositories?



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Hi Heiner,

Adding descriptions to a git repository is not possible in Stash. We do render README files that are part of the repository (using Markdown) that you could use to add a description to your repository?



Hi Stefan,

fine, that works. I tried and README.txt, both are displayed.



Daniel Rohan Atlassian Team Dec 13, 2012

Also, you may want to check out this plugin from the Atlassian Marketplace:

Hi Stefan,

Are there any plans to add this? It is difficult to navigate a project with 20-40 different repositories in it without descriptions.

Best regards


I agree with Sergey... I'd like to have this feature so that I can see something about the repository in the list view of repositories for the project. Something like support for Github's description file perhaps?

I have created a plugin to add repository descriptions to stash.

I am currently evaluating Stash for my organization. This feature is a must for us. I would up vote it if I could. I clicked the jira issue, maybe I don't have permissions to vote ?

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