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Use git log to give your app a revision

Author:
peterbe
Posted:
October 30, 2009
Language:
Python
Version:
1.1
Tags:
settings subprocess git
Score:
6 (after 6 ratings)

Put that stuff in your settings.py Then you can use the git log last date to make that your "revision number" assuming you don't use regular version release numbers. With it you can do something like:

<div id="footer">
&copy; My Company 
&mdash; The Super App (revision {{ GIT_REVISION_DATE }})
 </div>

See if you like it

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import subprocess
_proc = subprocess.Popen('git log --no-color -n 1 --date=iso',
                         shell=True, stdout=subprocess.PIPE, stderr=subprocess.PIPE)
try:
    GIT_REVISION_DATE = [x.split('Date:')[1].split('+')[0].strip() for x in
                         _proc.communicate()[0].splitlines() if x.startswith('Date:')][0]
except IndexError:
    GIT_REVISION_DATE = 'unknown'

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Comments

feresp (on October 30, 2009):

Is it only for Linux machines? Thanks...

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palobo (on November 1, 2009):

Nice and simple idea. Since I prefer mercurial a slight modification will be needed though.

Thanks.

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