Simple git changelog

A simple changelog system on top of git commit messages.

The main idea is to generate “release notes” from a diff in commits before a release. It can easily be run manually or as part of a merge/pull CI pipeline.

In this case it looks for commit messages starting with one of these [ADD], [REMOVE], [INFO] and just outputs those, but those patters can be adjusted to fit any existing commit schema.


git fetch origin # only required if you compare with a remote ref

git log $NEXT_REF..$PREVIOUS_REF  --pretty=format:"%s" |  grep -i -E "^(\[ADD\]|\[REMOVE\]|\[INFO\])"

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