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Revision info for Django static file

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Django plugin to provide a context variable for retrieving the version of running application.

This variable is meant to change the URL of a static file, to invalidate browser cache.


pip3 install dj-static-revision

Django Static Revision only supports Python 3.6+.


Add dj_static_revision.context_processors.static_revision to your context_processors list.

        'NAME': 'jinja2',
        'BACKEND': 'django_jinja.backend.Jinja2',
        'OPTIONS': {
            'context_processors': (
                # Other context processors

A variable REVISION will then exists in your template, you can use it to append to static file URL.

<script src="{{ static('js/app.js') }}?v={{ REVISION }}"></script>

Django Static Revision retrieves revision string from Git history. If your source code is not managed by Git, the revision info will be read from a file named .version placed next to file.


The revision string will be truncated to 10 characters. You can change that by add to Django settings:


You can also change the file for Django Static Revision to read revision string from, by add this setting:


where .version is a text file containing any string you want.

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