gitchangelog.sh is a tiny, portable and fast sh script to reformat a Git log into a changelog close to a standard GNU ChangeLog. It is intended to generate a changelog for inclusion in a release.

Each commit message is made into a changelog entry and each paragraph is made into a star item of the changelog. The message title is kept on a separate line. There are options to keep only the title (as a single star item), to keep the whole body as is and to annotate the changelog with the repository tags or with merge markers.

Resources

Dependencies

  • POSIX sh (dash, bash, pdksh, mksh, ash and posh are supported)

  • POSIX sed (GNU, BSD and Heirloom sed are supported)

  • Git to generate a log

  • HelpMessage and pod2man to build the man page

Credits & License

gitchangelog.sh was written by G.raud Meyer.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2 as published by the Free Software Foundation. The full text of the license can be found in the root directory of the project sources, in the file COPYING. Otherwise see http://www.gnu.org/licenses/.