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gerrit ls-projects - List projects visible to caller


ssh -p <port> <host> gerrit ls-projects
  [--show-branch <BRANCH> …]
  [--description | -d]
  [--tree | -t]
  [--type {code | permissions | all}]
  [--format {text | json | json_compact}]
  [--limit <N>]
  [--has-acl-for GROUP]


Displays the list of project names, one per line, that the calling user account has been granted READ access to.

If the caller is a member of the privileged Administrators group, all projects are listed.


Any user who has SSH access to Gerrit.


This command is intended to be used in scripts.


  • --show-branch; -b
    Branch for which the command will display the sha of each project. The command may have multiple --show-branch parameters, in this case sha will be shown for each of the branches. If the user does not have READ access to some branch or the branch does not exist then stub (40 - symbols) is shown. If the user does not have access to any branch in the project then the whole project is not shown.

  • --description; -d
    Allows listing of projects together with their respective description.

    For text format output, all non-printable characters (ASCII value 31 or less) are escaped according to the conventions used in languages like C, Python, and Perl, employing standard sequences like \n and \t, and \xNN for all others. In shell scripts, the printf command can be used to unescape the output.

  • --tree; -t
    Displays project inheritance in a tree-like format. This option does not work together with the show-branch option.

  • --type
    Display only projects of the specified type. If not specified, defaults to all. Supported types:

    • code
      Any project likely to contain user files.

    • permissions
      Projects created with the --permissions-only flag.

    • all
      Any type of project.

  • --format
    What output format to display the results in.

    • text
      Simple text based format.

    • json
      Map of JSON objects describing each project.

    • json_compact
      Minimized JSON output.

  • --all
    Display all projects that are accessible by the calling user account. Besides the projects that the calling user account has been granted READ access to, this includes all projects that are owned by the calling user account (even if for these projects the READ access right is not assigned to the calling user account).

  • --limit
    Cap the number of results to the first N matches.

  • --has-acl-for
    Display only projects on which access rights for this group are directly assigned. Projects which only inherit access rights for this group are not listed.

    With this option you can find out on which projects a group is used.


This command is also available over HTTP, as /projects/ for anonymous access and /a/projects/ for authenticated access. Named options are available as query parameters. Results can be limited to projects matching a prefix by supplying the prefix as part of the URL, for example /projects/external/ lists only projects whose name start with the string external/.

Over HTTP the json_compact output format is assumed if the client explicitly asks for JSON using HTTP header Accept: application/json. When any JSON output format is used on HTTP, readers must skip the first line produced. The first line is a garbage JSON string crafted to prevent a browser from executing the response in a script tag.

Output will be gzip compressed if Accept-Encoding: gzip was used by the client in the request headers.


List visible projects:

        $ ssh -p 29418 review.example.com gerrit ls-projects

        $ curl http://review.example.com/projects/

        $ curl http://review.example.com/projects/tools/

Clone any project visible to the user:

        for p in `ssh -p 29418 review.example.com gerrit ls-projects`
          mkdir -p `dirname "$p"`
          git clone --bare "ssh://review.example.com:29418/$p.git" "$p.git"



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