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Managing Git Tags

Mark Your Releases With Git Tags

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Devon Bleibtrey
Devon Bleibtrey

Feb 27, 2021

When creating a new release it's important to make it easy for yourself and others to easily access the specific commit that marks the release. That's why git has a feature called tagging that lets you do just that.

Regardless the hosting source code platform you use, using git's tag feature lets you document which commits are most critical. This makes it easy for anyone to quickly jump between versions to inspect, upgrade, or revert changes. The feature is integrated into multiple services such as GitHub Releases where you can tie a GitHub Release to the tag you created using git.

We've automated this process for you and by default will tag every release you create. We use the version of the release as the name of the tag, but you can easily configure this to fit your style through your project settings.

Git Project Configuration

In your project settings you can modify both the name and message or annotation used to document the tag. If you're using GitHub this will also enable our automatic GitHub Release feature which will utilize your configured tags and release notes to socialize your release in the GitHub activity stream.

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