Generate a markdown changelog from git commit data


Generate a changelog using connvetional-changelog.

Uses git metadata, based on these commit conventions.

View conventional-changelog/ for a synposis of the conventions with commit examples.


This plugin requires Grunt ~0.4.0

If you haven't used Grunt before, be sure to check out the Getting Started guide, as it explains how to create a Gruntfile as well as install and use Grunt plugins. Once you're familiar with that process, you may install this plugin with this command:

npm install grunt-conventional-changelog --save-dev

One the plugin has been installed, it may be enabled inside your Gruntfile with this line of JavaScript:


In your project's Gruntfile, add a section named changelog to the data object passed into grunt.initConfig().

  changelog: {
    options: {
      // Task-specific options go here. 

Supports all options from conventional-changelog, with the following changes and additions:

Defaults to The destination to write the changelog, and to read the existing changelog from.

Defaults to version in grunt.config('pkg') or package.json.

Defaults to repository or repository.url, found in grunt.config('pkg') or package.json.

By default, it expects a github repository. Check conventional-changelog's README for information on using non-github repositories.

If specified, it runs given command before finishing the task. This is useful if you want to manually polish the generated changelog.

For instance you can set it to sublime -w.