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Git Revision Template Tag

Author:
sbaechler
Posted:
November 13, 2012
Language:
Python
Version:
1.3
Tags:
git
Score:
0 (after 0 ratings)

This displays the short commit id from the current HEAD.

Add this to your admin/base_site.html or any other template.

{% block userlinks %}
/&nbsp;HEAD: <span style="color:yellow">{% git_short_version %}</span> /&nbsp;
{{ block.super }}
{% endblock %}
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import subprocess
from django.template import Library

register = Library()

try:
    head = subprocess.Popen("git rev-parse --short HEAD",
        shell=True, stdout=subprocess.PIPE, stderr=subprocess.STDOUT)
    VERSION = head.stdout.readline().strip()
except:
    VERSION = u'unknown'


@register.simple_tag()
def git_short_version():
    return VERSION

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