Revisions: list

Requires authorization

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.


This request requires authorization with at least one of the following scopes (read more about authentication and authorization).


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,
  "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 actual list of revisions.


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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