On Sunday, August 6, 2017 at 9:14:24 AM UTC-7, Michael Gersten wrote:
> On 2017-08-05, at 9:26 PM, G. Sylvie Davies <g.sylvi...@gmail.com 
> <javascript:>> wrote:
> # get most recent annotated tag (by time-of-tagging)
> $ git for-each-ref  --sort='-*committerdate'  refs/tags | head --lines=1
> # get most recent lightweight tag (by time-of-commit)
> $ git for-each-ref  --sort='-committerdate'  refs/tags | head --lines=1
> "for-each-ref"?
> Maybe a better question: How is someone supposed to learn all the things 
> that git can do? I've never seen that one mentioned.

Tee hee!   Git knowledge is essentially passed down through an oral chain 
of transmission.  For me, I learned about "for-each-ref" when I asked a 
question on stack-overflow.


By the way, back to the question at hand, I've decided this is the best 

git log --all --date-order --pretty='%H | %cD | %d' | grep 'tag: '  | head 

%d prints the decorations, and so it's a good way to extract the tags.


3a34412caae002accd0fc7a7fc0b718c2f34159b | Thu, 20 Apr 2017 17:29:11 +0200 
|  (tag: emacs-25.2)

- Sylvie


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