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Enforce semver management in git repositories

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Semver Git Hook


Works with python 3.6+

First, install the tool using python ecosystem :

pip install --user  semver-git-hook


Then set the hook in your current folder git repository :

semver-git-hook --init

That is all. Now on commit a release version type is asked interactively.

Prompt wich is new version for package on commit

Interactively select new version

On commit some version change will be saved in a .version file. It is automatically added to the current commit.

With this enabled you have your project version set in the .version file that it is possible to dynamically load to your dev environment versionning settings.

For exemple in python the can look like

with open('.version') as f:
    version =


and javascript

//That can be a version.js file that is triggered in .git/hooks/pre-commit
const f = require('fs')
const version = f.readFileSync('.version', 'utf-8')
const package = JSON.parse(f.readFileSync('package.json', 'utf-8'))
package.version = version
f.writeFileSync('package.json', JSON.stringify(package, null, 4))


It is possible to change .version file location by setting a prefix in it's path. The file will be located at SEMVER_HOOK_PATH_PREFIX.version where SEMVER_HOOK_PATH_PREFIX is an environment variable.

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