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Christopher J. Madsen


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


version 2.023


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, see Formatting options below.

  • tag_message - format of the tag annotation. Defaults to v%v, see Formatting options below. Use tag_message = to create a lightweight tag.

  • 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 current branch.

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

        $ git config user.signingkey 450F89EC

Formatting options

Some plugin options allow you to customize the tag content. You can use the following codes at your convenience:


The current date. You can use any CLDR format supported by DateTime. A bare %d means %{dd-MMM-yyyy}d.


A newline


The distribution name


Expands to -TRIAL (or any other supplied string) if this is a trial release, or the empty string if not. A bare %t means %{-TRIAL}t.


The distribution version



    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.


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.

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