git-release man page

git-release — Commit, tag and push changes to the repository


git-release <tagname> [-r <remote>] [-m <commit info%gt;] [-c]


Commits changes with message "Release <tagname>" or custom commit information, tags with the given <tagname> and pushes the branch / tags. Optionally it generates a changelog (see git-changelog) and a remote can be defined. The order of first -c or -r does not matter.



The name of the newly created tag. Also used in tag comment.

-r <remote>
The "remote" repository that is destination of a push operation: it is passed to git push.
-m <commit info>
use the custom commit information instead of the default message "Release <tagname>" .
Generates or populates the changelog with all commit message since the last tag. For more info see git-changelog..



Written by Tj Holowaychuk <> Extended by David Hartmann <>

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December 2015