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Tool for version tag update

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[![Build Status](]( [![Coverage Status](]( # Simplify version management

The idea behind the development of this small tool is to simplify the process of increasing your version number. It is designed to work with a specific format explained below.

## Version format supported

There are countless ways of handling your versions and there is no _right_ or _wrong_ way. The format I choose is the following:

` major.minor.patch.devN `

Some examples in no particular order

` 0.0.1 1.1.1.dev1 30.1.1.dev5 `

## Usage Please note that this will depend on the size of your team and complexity of the project. Either way if the team is large there will be a manager that should control when the version is updated so in principle is the same for a large or even a one-person team. Here are some examples:

  • You should use this program with –dev argument right after you pulled the latest changes from upstream

  • You can use –patch, –minor or –major in combination with –release when you want to create a new release.

  • Also you have the freedom of updating any of the fields independently

## Options The argument options are better explained with examples. Let’s say we currently are working on version 1.2.3.dev4

  • --dev will increase the development version by one leaving you with 1.2.3.dev5

  • --patch will give you 1.2.4.dev1 notice that the development version is dropped back to one

  • --minor will change the version to 1.3.0.dev1 notice now that not only _dev_ is dropped to one but also the patch count drops to zero.

  • --major will change version to 2.0.0.dev1 which is the same as –minor plus dropping _minor_ to zero.

  • --release will remove the devN part leaving you with 1.2.3. –release can be used in combination of other options.

  • --set Let you set the version to any value.

If you start from a _stable_ version like 2.0.0 you should use the –dev argument that will increase the patch number and add the _dev1_ string. 2.0.1.dev1

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