Revisions: list

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Lists a file's revisions. Try it now or see an example.


HTTP request



Parameter name Value Description
Path parameters
fileId string The ID of the file.
Optional query parameters
maxResults integer Maximum number of revisions to return. Acceptable values are 1 to 1000, inclusive. (Default: 200)
pageToken string Page token for revisions. To get the next page of results, set this parameter to the value of "nextPageToken" from the previous response.


This request requires authorization with at least one of the following scopes:


Some scopes are restricted and require a security assessment for your app to use them. For more information, see the authentication and authorization page.

Request body

Do not supply a request body with this method.


If successful, this method returns a response body with the following structure:

  "kind": "drive#revisionList",
  "etag": etag,
  "selfLink": string,
  "nextPageToken": string,
  "items": [
    revisions Resource
Property name Value Description Notes
kind string This is always drive#revisionList.
etag etag The ETag of the list.
items[] list The list of revisions. If nextPageToken is populated, then this list may be incomplete and an additional page of results should be fetched.
nextPageToken string The page token for the next page of revisions. This field will be absent if the end of the revisions list has been reached. If the token is rejected for any reason, it should be discarded and pagination should be restarted from the first page of results.


Note: The code examples available for this method do not represent all supported programming languages (see the client libraries page for a list of supported languages).


Uses the Java client library.


import java.util.List;

// ...

public class MyClass {

  // ...

   * Retrieve a list of revisions.
   * @param service Drive API service instance.
   * @param fileId ID of the file to retrieve revisions for.
   * @return List of revisions.
  private static List<Revision> retrieveRevisions(Drive service,
      String fileId) {
    try {
      RevisionList revisions = service.revisions().list(fileId).execute();
      return revisions.getItems();
    } catch (IOException e) {
      System.out.println("An error occurred: " + e);
    return null;

  // ...



Uses the .NET client library.

using Google.Apis.Drive.v2;
using Google.Apis.Drive.v2.Data;

using System.Collections.Generic;
// ...

public class MyClass {

  // ...

  /// <summary>
  /// Retrieve a list of revisions.
  /// </summary>
  /// <param name="service">Drive API service instance.</param>
  /// <param name="fileId">ID of the file to retrieve revisions for.</param>
  /// <returns>List of revisions.</returns>
  public static IList<Revision> RetrieveRevisions(DriveService service, String fileId) {
    try {
      RevisionList revisions = service.Revisions.List(fileId).Execute();
      return revisions.Items;
    } catch (Exception e) {
      Console.WriteLine("An error occurred: " + e.Message);
    return null;

  // ...



Uses the PHP client library.

 * Retrieve a list of revisions.
 * @param Google_Service_Drive $service Drive API service instance.
 * @param String $fileId ID of the file to retrieve revisions for.
 * @return Array List of Google_Servie_Drive_Revision resources.
function retrieveRevisions($service, $fileId) {
  try {
    $revisions = $service->revisions->listRevisions($fileId);
    return $revisions->getItems();
  } catch (Exception $e) {
    print "An error occurred: " . $e->getMessage();
  return NULL;


Uses the Python client library.

from apiclient import errors
# ...

def retrieve_revisions(service, file_id):
  """Retrieve a list of revisions.

    service: Drive API service instance.
    file_id: ID of the file to retrieve revisions for.
    List of revisions.
    revisions = service.revisions().list(fileId=file_id).execute()
    return revisions.get('items', [])
  except errors.HttpError, error:
    print 'An error occurred: %s' % error
  return None


Uses the JavaScript client library.

 * Retrieve a list of revisions.
 * @param {String} fileId ID of the file to retrieve revisions for.
 * @param {Function} callback Function to call when the request is complete.
function retrieveRevisions(fileId, callback) {
  var request ={
    'fileId': fileId


Uses the Go client library.

import (

// AllRevisions fetches all revisions for a given file
func AllRevisions(d *drive.Service, fileId string) ([]*drive.Revision, error) {
  r, err := d.Revisions.List(fileId).Do()
  if err != nil {
    fmt.Printf("An error occurred: %v\n", err)
    return nil, err
  return r.Items, nil


Uses the Objective-C client library.

#import "GTLDrive.h"
// ...

+ (void)retrieveRevisionsWithService:(GTLServiceDrive *)service
                              fileId:(NSString *)fileId
                     completionBlock:(void (^)(NSArray *, NSError *))completionBlock {
  GTLQueryDrive *query =
    [GTLQueryDrive queryForRevisionsListWithFileId:fileId];
  // queryTicket can be used to track the status of the request.
  GTLServiceTicket *queryTicket =
    [service executeQuery:query
        completionHandler:^(GTLServiceTicket *ticket,
                            GTLDriveRevisionList *revisions, NSError *error) {
          if (error == nil) {
            completionBlock(revisions.items, nil);
          } else {
            NSLog(@"An error occurred: %@", error);
            completionBlock(nil, error);

// ...

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