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publish-release

1.6.0 • Public • Published

publish-release

Create GitHub releases with assets from CLI, or from JS.

Build Status

js-standard-style

Installation

NPM

npm install --save publish-release
npm install -g publish-release # CLI

CLI Usage

The CLI looks in 2 places for configuration: arguments passed, and a publishRelease object (see the API usage below for the format) in the package.json. If it can't find the info it needs from those places, it will run a wizard. This means that you can create a release just by running publish-release, and following the wizard.

$ publish-release --help
Usage: publish-release {options}

Options:

  --token [token]                 GitHub oAuth token.

  --owner [owner]                 GitHub owner of the repository.
                                  Defaults to parsing repository field in
                                  the project's package.json

  --repo [repo]                   GitHub repository name.
                                  Defaults to parsing repository field in
                                  the project's package.json

  --tag [tag]                     Git tag to base the release off of.
                                  Defaults to latest tag.

  --name [name]                   Name of the new release.
                                  Defaults to the name field in the
                                  package.json, plus the git tag.

  --notes [notes]                 Notes to add to release, written in Markdown.
                                  Defaults to opening the $EDITOR.

  --template [path to template]   Markdown file to open for editing notes.
                                  Will open the template in $EDITOR.

  --draft                         Pass this flag to set the release as a draft.

  --prerelease                    Pass this flag to set the release as a
                                  prerelease.

  --reuseRelease                  Pass this flag if you don't want the plugin to create a new release if one already
                                  exists for the given tag.

  --reuseDraftOnly                Pass this flag if you only want to reuse a release if it's a draft. It prevents
                                  you from editing already published releases.

  --skipAssetsCheck               Don't check if assets exist or not. False by default.

  --skipDuplicatedAssets          Pass this flag if you don't want the plugin to replace assets with the same
                                  name. False by default.

  --skipIfPublished               Pass this flag if you don't want a new release to be created if a release with
                                  the same tag has already been published (is not a draft). False by default.

  --editRelease                   Pass this flag if you want to edit release name, notes, type and target_commitish.
                                  It will need reuseRelease or/and reuseDraftOnly true to edit the release.

  --deleteEmptyTag                Pass this flag if you want to delete an empty tag after editing it. Usually happens
                                  when you edit from `prerelease or release` to `draft`.

  --assets [files]                Comma-separated list of filenames.
                                  Ex: --assets foo.txt,bar.zip

  --apiUrl [apiurl]               Use a custom API URL to connect to GitHub Enterprise instead of github.com.
                                  Defaults to "https://api.github.com"
                                  Ex: --apiUrl "https://myGHEserver/api/v3"

  --target_commitish [commitish]  Specifies the commitish value that determines where the Git tag is created from. Can be any branch or commit SHA.
                                  Defaults to the default branch of the repository.
                                  Ex: --target_commitish "master"

API Usage

Using it from the API will not inherit any configuration properties from other sources (i.e. the package.json), and requires you to pass all properties in yourself.

var publishRelease = require('publish-release')
 
publishRelease({
  token: 'token',
  owner: 'remixz',
  repo: 'publish-release',
  tag: 'v1.0.0',
  name: 'publish-release v1.0.0',
  notes: 'very good!',
  draft: false,
  prerelease: false,
  reuseRelease: true,
  reuseDraftOnly: true,
  skipAssetsCheck: false,
  skipDuplicatedAssets: false,
  skipIfPublished: false,
  editRelease: false,
  deleteEmptyTag: false,
  assets: ['/absolute/path/to/file'],
  apiUrl: 'https://myGHEserver/api/v3',
  target_commitish: 'master'
}, function (err, release) {
  // `release`: object returned from github about the newly created release
})

publish-release emits the following events on the API:

  • create-release - Emits before the request is made to create the release.
  • created-release - Emits after the request is made successfully.
  • reuse-release - Emits if, instead of creating a new release, the assets will be uploaded to an existing one (if one can be found for the given tag).
  • upload-asset - {name} - Emits before an asset file starts uploading. Emits the name of the file.
  • upload-progress - {name, progress} - Emits while a file is uploading. Emits the name of the file, and a progress object from progress-stream.
  • uploaded-asset - {name} - Emits after an asset file is successfully uploaded. Emits the name of the file.
  • duplicated-asset - {name} - Emits after found a duplicated asset file. Emits the name of the file.
  • duplicated-asset-deleted - {name} - Emits after delete a duplicated asset file. Emits the name of the file.
  • edit-release - {object} Emits when will edit a release. Emits the actual release object.
  • edited-release - {object} Emits after edit a release. Emits the modified object.
  • deleted-tag-release - {name} Emits after editing release from prerelease or release to draft, preventing from leaving an empty tag for a edited release. Emits the deleted tag name string.

Usage with Gulp

Please see the Gulp version of this module: https://github.com/Aluxian/gulp-github-release

install

npm i publish-release

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2,745

version

1.6.0

license

MIT

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