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Last Updated: February 25, 2016
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· pete-otaqui

Manage VERSION, CHANGES and git tags with a bash script

It's very common in software projects to use tag versions, and to keep an annotated list of of changes for each version in a file.

This little shell script will automatically suggest a minor version bump number, allowing user override; it will then update a CHANGES file and commit a new tag to git.

See this gist of the bumpversion.sh script.

#!/bin/bash

if [ -f VERSION ]; then
    BASE_STRING=`cat VERSION`
    BASE_LIST=(`echo $BASE_STRING | tr '.' ' '`)
    V_MAJOR=${BASE_LIST[0]}
    V_MINOR=${BASE_LIST[1]}
    V_PATCH=${BASE_LIST[2]}
    echo "Current version : $BASE_STRING"
    V_MINOR=$((V_MINOR + 1))
    V_PATCH=0
    SUGGESTED_VERSION="$V_MAJOR.$V_MINOR.$V_PATCH"
    read -p "Enter a version number [$SUGGESTED_VERSION]: " INPUT_STRING
    if [ "$INPUT_STRING" = "" ]; then
        INPUT_STRING=$SUGGESTED_VERSION
    fi
    echo "Will set new version to be $INPUT_STRING"
    echo $INPUT_STRING > VERSION
    echo "Version $INPUT_STRING:" > tmpfile
    git log --pretty=format:" - %s" "v$BASE_STRING"...HEAD >> tmpfile
    echo "" >> tmpfile
    echo "" >> tmpfile
    cat CHANGES >> tmpfile
    mv tmpfile CHANGES
    git add CHANGES VERSION
    git commit -m "Version bump to $INPUT_STRING"
    git tag -a -m "Tagging version $INPUT_STRING" "v$INPUT_STRING"
    git push origin --tags
else
    echo "Could not find a VERSION file"
    read -p "Do you want to create a version file and start from scratch? [y]" RESPONSE
    if [ "$RESPONSE" = "" ]; then RESPONSE="y"; fi
    if [ "$RESPONSE" = "Y" ]; then RESPONSE="y"; fi
    if [ "$RESPONSE" = "Yes" ]; then RESPONSE="y"; fi
    if [ "$RESPONSE" = "yes" ]; then RESPONSE="y"; fi
    if [ "$RESPONSE" = "YES" ]; then RESPONSE="y"; fi
    if [ "$RESPONSE" = "y" ]; then
        echo "0.1.0" > VERSION
        echo "Version 0.1.0" > CHANGES
        git log --pretty=format:" - %s" >> CHANGES
        echo "" >> CHANGES
        echo "" >> CHANGES
        git add VERSION CHANGES
        git commit -m "Added VERSION and CHANGES files, Version bump to v0.1.0"
        git tag -a -m "Tagging version 0.1.0" "v0.1.0"
        git push origin --tags
    fi

fi