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Adds a command to dynamically get the version from the VCS of choice

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setuptools-version-command -- get version from VCS

Instead of hardcoding the version in like this:


This package allows specifying a VCS command like this:

version_command='git describe')

Which will then update the version into some-dist-name.egg-info/version.txt,
so that the version can also be found if is being run from a sdist
or something.

When it can find the version from either some-dist-name.egg-info/version.txt
or the output of the version_command, it will update the version key that is
normally used for the version, such as what's used in the sdist filename and
so on.


version_command: the command to execute to obtain a version.
example: 'git describe'

version_command_pep440: whether to make output compliant with PEP 440
(instead of the other way around...)
valid values:
'git' or
'git-local' : transform '1.2-3-abc1234' to '1.2+git-3-abc1234'
'git-dev' : transform '1.2-3-abc1234' to '1.2.dev3'
default is None, which means do nothing.


To use it, just do this:

pip install setuptools-version-command

With the pip of the global python.

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