I want to get a list (json) of all artifacts in one specific repository via the REST API.

I've already tried:

curl -X GET http://localhost/nexus/service/local/respositories/<reponame>/content/

This works, but it deliveres me a json listing all my subdirectories in this repo. But what I want is a list with all the artifacts contained in all subdirectories.

Someone knows how to do this? Is there a way to iterate through all folders? I was thinking about the search keyword, but I wouldn't know for what to search.

  • Do you still use nexus2 or did you upgrade to version 3?
    – 030
    Commented May 12, 2019 at 16:01
  • still using nexus 2 because of various reasons... we are actually thinking to move to another repo manager instead of upgrading - blob stores are not really something exciting
    – alex
    Commented May 13, 2019 at 12:27

2 Answers 2


Try this:

# Get status
curl http://localhost:8081/nexus/service/local/status 
# List of repositories
curl http://localhost:8081/nexus/service/local/repositories

For the json parameter:

curl -i -H "Accept: application/json" <url>

More information, see this link

  • Thanks for your answer first! But this is not what I am looking for. What I need is a list of the actual content of one repository I want to specify... with the request I wrote I can only get to the first layer of the directory structure (the folders inside the repo). The list I need should include the contents of each folder inside the repo
    – alex
    Commented Jan 7, 2019 at 8:49

For nexu3 this how to list artifact using curl:

curl -X GET "http://localhost:8081/nexus/service/rest/v1/search?repository={repository_name}&format=maven2&maven.groupId={groupeID}&maven.artifactId={ArtifactID}&maven.extension={package_type}" -H "accept: application/json"

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