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[ aws . codecommit ]



Sets or changes the comment or description for a repository.


The description field for a repository accepts all HTML characters and all valid Unicode characters. Applications that do not HTML-encode the description and display it in a web page could expose users to potentially malicious code. Make sure that you HTML-encode the description field in any application that uses this API to display the repository description on a web page.

See also: AWS API Documentation


--repository-name <value>
[--repository-description <value>]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--repository-name (string)

The name of the repository to set or change the comment or description for.

--repository-description (string)

The new comment or description for the specified repository. Repository descriptions are limited to 1,000 characters.

--cli-input-json (string) Performs service operation based on the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, the CLI values will override the JSON-provided values.

--generate-cli-skeleton (string) Prints a JSON skeleton to standard output without sending an API request. If provided with no value or the value input, prints a sample input JSON that can be used as an argument for --cli-input-json. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command.


To change the description for a repository

This example changes the description for an AWS CodeCommit repository. This command produces output only if there are errors.


aws codecommit update-repository-description --repository-name MyDemoRepo --repository-description "This description was changed"