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Grunt.js plugin - Increment package version.


Bump package version, create tag, commit, push …

Getting Started

This plugin requires Grunt.

If you haven’t used Grunt before, be sure to check out the Getting Started guide, as it explains how to create a Gruntfile as well as install and use Grunt plugins. Once you’re familiar with that process, you may install this plugin with this command:

npm install grunt-bump --save-dev

Once the plugin has been installed, it may be enabled inside your Gruntfile with this line of JavaScript:



In your project’s Gruntfile, add a section named bump to the data object passed into grunt.initConfig(). The options (and defaults) are:

  bump: {
    options: {
      files: ['package.json'],
      updateConfigs: [],
      commit: true,
      commitMessage: 'Release v%VERSION%',
      commitFiles: ['package.json'],
      addUntrackedFiles: false,
      createTag: true,
      tagName: 'v%VERSION%',
      tagMessage: 'Version %VERSION%',
      push: true,
      pushTo: 'upstream',
      gitDescribeOptions: '--tags --always --abbrev=1 --dirty=-d'



Type: Array Default value: ['package.json']

Maybe you wanna bump ‘component.json’ instead? Or maybe both: ['package.json', 'component.json']? Can be either a list of files to bump (an array of files) or a grunt glob ( eg: ['*.json'] ).


Type: Array Default value: []

Sometimes you load the content of package.json into a grunt config. This will update the config property, so that even tasks running in the same grunt process see the updated value.

bump: {
  files:         ['package.json', 'component.json'],
  updateConfigs: ['pkg',          'component']


Type: Boolean Default value: true

Should the changes be committed? False if you want to do additional things.


Type: String Default value: Release v%VERSION%

If so, what is the commit message ? You can use %VERSION% which will get replaced with the new version.


Type: Array Default value: ['package.json']

An array of files that you want to commit. You can use ['-a'] to commit all files.


Type: Boolean Default value: false

Stages all files (untracked as well) listed in options.commitFiles.
Note: This will not work if using ['-a'] for options.commitFiles.


Type: Boolean Default value: true

Create a Git tag?


Type: String Default value: v%VERSION%

If options.createTag is set to true, then this is the name of that tag (%VERSION% placeholder is available).


Type: String Default value: Version %VERSION%

If options.createTag is set to true, then yep, you guessed right, it’s the message of that tag - description (%VERSION% placeholder is available).


Type: Boolean Default value: true

Push the changes to a remote repo?


Type: String Default value: upstream

If options.push is set to true, which remote repo should it go to?


Type: String Default value: --tags --always --abbrev=1 --dirty=-d

Options to use with $ git describe

Usage Examples

Let’s say current version is 0.0.1.

$ grunt bump
>> Version bumped to 0.0.2
>> Committed as "Release v0.0.2"
>> Tagged as "v0.0.2"
>> Pushed to origin

$ grunt bump:patch
>> Version bumped to 0.0.3
>> Committed as "Release v0.0.3"
>> Tagged as "v0.0.3"
>> Pushed to origin

$ grunt bump:minor
>> Version bumped to 0.1.0
>> Committed as "Release v0.1.0"
>> Tagged as "v0.1.0"
>> Pushed to origin

$ grunt bump:major
>> Version bumped to 1.0.0
>> Committed as "Release v1.0.0"
>> Tagged as "v1.0.0"
>> Pushed to origin

$ grunt bump:prerelease
>> Version bumped to 1.0.0-1
>> Committed as "Release v1.0.0-1"
>> Tagged as "v1.0.0-1"
>> Pushed to origin

$ grunt bump:patch
>> Version bumped to 1.0.1
>> Committed as "Release v1.0.1"
>> Tagged as "v1.0.1"
>> Pushed to origin

$ grunt bump:git
>> Version bumped to 1.0.1-ge96c
>> Committed as "Release v1.0.1-ge96c"
>> Tagged as "v1.0.1-ge96c"
>> Pushed to origin

If you want to jump to an exact version, you can use the ```setversion``` tag in the command line.

$ grunt bump --setversion=2.0.1
>> Version bumped to 2.0.1
>> Committed as "Release v2.0.1"
>> Tagged as "v2.0.1"
>> Pushed to origin

Sometimes you want to run another task between bumping the version and commiting, for instance generate changelog. You can use bump-only and bump-commit to achieve that:

$ grunt bump-only:minor
$ grunt changelog
$ grunt bump-commit


See the contributing guide for more information. In lieu of a formal styleguide, take care to maintain the existing coding style. Add unit tests for any new or changed functionality. Lint and test your code using Grunt.


Copyright © 2014 Vojta Jína. Licensed under the MIT license.

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