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Release a new version of your Git project

Getting Started

This plugin requires Grunt ~0.4.1

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-git-release --save-dev

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



grunt release

By default, this will

  • increment the patch version (ex: from 1.2.0 to 1.2.1) in the package.json file using the Semantic Versioning specification
  • commit the package.json file
  • create a Git tag for the new version
  • push to the remote server

You can also increment the minor version (ex: from 1.2.0 to 1.3.0)

grunt release:minor

Or the major version (ex: from 1.2.0 to 2.0.0)

grunt release:major

Or force a specific version

grunt release:1.3.0-alpha


In lieu of a formal styleguide, take care to maintain the existing coding style. Add unit tests for any new or changed functionality. Lint and test your code using Grunt.

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