How to build a tag tree in git?

by haylee.mertz , in category: Third Party Scripts , a month ago

How to build a tag tree in git?

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by rollin , a month ago

@haylee.mertz 

In Git, a tag is a way to bookmark a specific commit in your repository. You can create a tag tree by creating multiple tags that point to different commits. Here's how you can build a tag tree in Git:

  1. To create a new tag, use the following command:
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git tag <tagname> <commit>


Replace <tagname> with the name of the tag you want to create and <commit> with the SHA-1 of the commit you want to tag.

  1. You can also create an annotated tag, which includes extra information such as the tagger's name, email, and a message. To create an annotated tag, use the following command:
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git tag -a <tagname> <commit> -m "tag message"


  1. Repeat the above steps to create multiple tags that point to different commits in your repository. This will create a tag tree with multiple branches.
  2. To view the tag tree, you can use the following command:
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git show-ref --tags


This will show a list of all the tags in your repository and the commits they point to.

  1. You can also visualize the tag tree using a tool like Gitk or a Git GUI client.


By following these steps, you can build a tag tree in Git with multiple tags pointing to different commits in your repository.