It’s been almost 10 years since introduced support for following issues without having to leave a comment. The number of people following an issue is shown in the issue search and on the issue itself.

But nowhere in the UI can you see who is following an issue. (The issue discussing this hasn’t seen any movement in 7 years).

Thankfully the API does expose this information. Until the UI does, here is a short shell script to parse out this information:

Note that the script requires jq.

Any feedback on my functional but unpolished shell scripting skills is welcome.