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Close Stale Issues and PRs

Warns and then closes issues and PRs that have had no activity for a specified amount of time.

Building and testing

Install the dependencies

$ npm install

Build the typescript and package it for distribution

$ npm run build && npm run pack

Run the tests ✔️

$ npm test

Usage

See action.yml For comprehensive list of options.

Basic:

name: "Close stale issues"
on:
  schedule:
  - cron: "0 0 * * *"

jobs:
  stale:
    runs-on: ubuntu-latest
    steps:
    - uses: actions/stale@v3
      with:
        repo-token: ${{ secrets.GITHUB_TOKEN }}
        stale-issue-message: 'Message to comment on stale issues. If none provided, will not mark issues stale'
        stale-pr-message: 'Message to comment on stale PRs. If none provided, will not mark PRs stale'

Configure stale timeouts:

name: "Close stale issues"
on:
  schedule:
  - cron: "0 0 * * *"

jobs:
  stale:
    runs-on: ubuntu-latest
    steps:
    - uses: actions/stale@v3
      with:
        repo-token: ${{ secrets.GITHUB_TOKEN }}
        stale-issue-message: 'This issue is stale because it has been open 30 days with no activity. Remove stale label or comment or this will be closed in 5 days'
        days-before-stale: 30
        days-before-close: 5

Configure labels:

name: "Close stale issues"
on:
  schedule:
  - cron: "0 0 * * *"

jobs:
  stale:
    runs-on: ubuntu-latest
    steps:
    - uses: actions/stale@v3
      with:
        repo-token: ${{ secrets.GITHUB_TOKEN }}
        stale-issue-message: 'Stale issue message'
        stale-pr-message: 'Stale pull request message'
        stale-issue-label: 'no-issue-activity'
        exempt-issue-labels: 'awaiting-approval,work-in-progress'
        stale-pr-label: 'no-pr-activity'
        exempt-pr-labels: 'awaiting-approval,work-in-progress'

Debugging

To see debug output from this action, you must set the secret ACTIONS_STEP_DEBUG to true in your repository. You can run this action in debug only mode (no actions will be taken on your issues) by passing debug-only true as an argument to the action.

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