should be git log -n1 --format="%cd"
On Sunday, October 28, 2012 10:18:07 AM UTC-7, P Rouleau wrote:
> Would it be fine if the "version file" was only created in the working
> directory and not push on the server? And instead of using the date of the
> last checkout it was the date of the last commit? You use the term "push"
> in your reply but I get the felling it could be replaced with "written".
> I suggest a simple script, ie update_version.sh, or maybe you already have
> a script to generate the documentation, so you can add the commands in it.
> You can have the name of the current branch with this command:
> git symbolic-ref HEAD 2>/dev/null
> and the date of the last commit with:
> git log -n1 --tformat="%cd"
> If you absolutely want the checkout date, I do not see how it can be made.
> I though about cheating and use the date of .git/HEAD but it do not change
> on a pull. It only change on checkout.
> git offers the command "describe" who can be used to generate a version
> string, but it needs a tag and it is not confined to one branch. I do not
> think it is want you want, but I mention it just in case. Said you have a
> tag v1.0 and 13 commits since then, describe will returns v1.0.13.
> On Sunday, October 28, 2012 8:57:37 AM UTC-4, Philipp Kraus wrote:
>> Thanks for your answer
>> Am Sonntag, 28. Oktober 2012 12:50:15 UTC+1 schrieb Thomas Ferris
>>> This reminds me of a similar but related question: How can we get SVN's
>>> keyword substitution in Git.
>>> The short answer is: you can't. But when you think about it, this file
>>> you want to create is actually just duplicating information which exists
>>> elsewhere. The right way to go about it is to find some step in your
>>> build/deployment mechanism, and create this file on the fly. We build our
>>> products using Maven and Gradle, and both these build-tools have places
>>> where we can hook in and generate a version.txt file with interesting
>>> information from Git.
>> I think it is not a real keyword subsitution, because Git does not store
>> any information about numbering or anything else. In my depolyment process
>> it should be used for creating the documentation, so I need the "date of
>> the checkout" and the branch / tag name. This information are in the repo
>> all time, so I need only to push them into a code file on the checkout.
>> Another way is to create it on checkout, as suggested in the git-scm.combook:
>>> From http://git-scm.com/book/ch7-2.html:
>>> SVN- or CVS-style keyword expansion is often requested by developers
>>> used to those systems. The main problem with this in Git is that you can’t
>>> modify a file with information about the commit after you’ve committed,
>>> because Git checksums the file first. However, you can inject text into a
>>> file when it’s checked out and remove it again before it’s added to a
>>> commit. Git attributes offers you two ways to do this.[...]
>> I have read this chapter and I don't want modify the file on commiting. I
>> have a central repo in which each local repo is pushed, the documentation
>> is created on the server. I have create a post-received hook for doing
>> this, but I would like to add some information of the actually code before
>> the documentation is created
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