Dist::Zilla::Plugin::Git::Tag - Tag the new version


version 2.049


In your dist.ini:

    tag_format  = v%V       ; this is the default
    tag_message = v%V       ; this is the default


Once the release is done, this plugin will record this fact in git by creating a tag. By default, it makes an annotated tag. You can set the tag_message attribute to change the message. If you set tag_message to the empty string, it makes a lightweight tag.

It also checks before the release to ensure the tag to be created doesn't already exist. (You would have to manually delete the existing tag before you could release the same version again, but that is almost never a good idea.)

Plugin options

The plugin accepts the following options:

  • tag_format - format of the tag to apply. Defaults to v%V.

  • tag_message - format of the tag annotation. Defaults to v%V. Use tag_message = to create a lightweight tag. The formatting codes used in tag_format and tag_message are documented under Dist::Zilla::Role::Git::StringFormatter.

  • time_zone - the time zone to use with %d. Can be any time zone name accepted by DateTime. Defaults to local.

  • branch - which branch to tag. Defaults to the current branch.

  • signed - whether to make a GPG-signed tag, using the default e-mail address's key. Consider setting user.signingkey if gpg can't find the correct key:

        $ git config user.signingkey 450F89EC



    my $tag = $plugin->tag;

Return the tag that will be / has been applied by the plugin. That is, returns tag_format as completed with the real values.


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Jerome Quelin


This software is copyright (c) 2009 by Jerome Quelin.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.