Is there a way within GitHub to see at the very least the overall number of users who have either seen or downloaded a repository?


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Neither of those stats is available, at least not through the Github API. According to this answer on Stack Overflow, you can only see whether it has been downloaded or not.


GitHub API returns downloads count of binary file releases. I developed a little script to easly get downloads count by command line.


As already stated, you can get information about your Releases via the API. However, the download_count value does not track users, just downloads.

For those using WordPress, I developed this plugin: GitHub Release Downloads. It allows you to get the download count, links and more information for releases of GitHub repositories.

To address the original question, the shortcode [grd_count user="User" repo="MyRepo"] will return the number of downloads for a repository. This number corresponds to the sum of all download count values of all releases for one GitHub repository.



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