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git describe

Give an object a human readable name based on an available ref. More information:

  • Create a unique name for the current commit (the name contains the most recent annotated tag, the number of additional commits, and the abbreviated commit hash):

git describe

  • Create a name with 4 digits for the abbreviated commit hash:

git describe --abbrev={{4}}

  • Generate a name with the tag reference path:

git describe --all

  • Describe a Git tag:

git describe {{v1.0.0}}

  • Create a name for the last commit of a given branch:

git describe {{branch_name}}