Interactive release tool for Git repositories. Increment version, commit, tag, push, build, publish to npm. Supports to build and release to a distribution/component repository.
Interactive release tool for Git repositories. Publish to npm. Optionally build and release to a distribution/component repository.
Automatically increments version in package.json, commit, tag, push, publish, done.
Obviously, Release It has released itself. Cool, heh?! There's also a Grunt plugin.
npm install release-it -g
Personally, I prefer to alias it to
The examples below assume this alias to be defined.
Release It can do a lot out-of-the-box, but has plenty of options to configure it.
$ release --helpRelease It! v0.0.9Usage: release <increment> [options]Use e.g. "release minor" directly as shorthand for "release --increment=minor".Options:-c, --config Path to local configuration options [default: ".release.json"]-d, --dry-run Do not touch or write anything, but show the commands and interactivity-e, --debug Output exceptions-f, --force Force tagging with Git-h, --help Print help-i, --increment Incrementing "major", "minor", or "patch" version; or specify version [default: "patch"]-n, --non-interactive No interaction (assume default answers to questions)-p, --publish Publish to npm (only in --non-interactive mode)-v, --version Print version number-V, --verbose Verbose output
"non-interactive": false"dry-run": false"verbose": false"force": false"pkgFiles": "package.json""increment": "patch""commitMessage": "Release %s""tagName": "%s""tagAnnotation": "Release %s""buildCommand": false"distRepo": false"distStageDir": ".stage""distBase": "dist""distFiles": "**/*""private": false"publish": false"publishPath": "."
If you also want to release to "distribution repo", you'll need to set
distRepo to a git endpoint (e.g.
.release.json file and Release It will use it to overwrite default settings. You can use
--config if you want to use another filename/location. Most options can be set on the command-line (these will have highest priority).
The tool assumes you've configured your SSH keys and remotes correctly. In case you need to configure things, the following pages might be of help.
Many steps need your confirmation before execution.
By default, with the current repository:
- The version in each of the
pkgFileswill be incremented.
- This change will be committed with
- This commit is tagged with
%sis replaced with the incremented version.
- Both the commit and tag are pushed.
- Without a configured
distRepo, the package is published to npm.
Additionally, if a distribution repository is configured:
- The plugin will create the distribution build using the
distRepois cloned in
distFilesare copied here (normalized by removing the
distBasefrom the target path).
- Steps 1-4 above are executed for the distribution repository.
- The package is published to npm.
If present, your
"private": true setting in package.json will be respected and you will not be bothered with the question to publish to npm.
Release a "patch" update (increments the
0.0.x by one):
Release a patch, minor, major, or specific version:
release minorrelease 0.8.3release 2.0.0-rc.3
You can also do a dry run, which won't write/touch anything, but does output the commands it would execute, and show the interactivity:
If you don't like questions and trust the tool, you can use the
The following Grunt plugins have been a source of inspiration:
Why did I need to create yet another "release" tool/plugin? I think it..
- Should be a stand-alone CLI tool.
- Should be simple to release the current project you're working at.
- Should allow to release a separate distribution repository.
- Should be as quiet or verbose as you want it to be.