Code Search

Forgejo supports code search through an indexer and git-grep as a fallback when REPO_INDEXER_ENABLED is disabled.

Basic (git-grep)

If REPO_INDEXER_ENABLED is set to false, the code search function will be limited to a single repository and will use git-grep.

Currently, only fixed strings are supported and any case differences are ignored. The search results will include the matched line, along with a context of three lines before and after the match. The search query will be executed on the default branch of the repository.


For advanced search queries and searching across an entire organisation or instance, REPO_INDEXER_ENABLED: true enables code search via bleve/elasticsearch.