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Django Git Revision


This module is depricated. Use instead.

Django Git Revision is django application that allows use git last head commit hexstring in views and templates.

Описание на русском доступно здесь:


  • python >= 2.5
  • django >= 1.2
  • gitpython


Django Git Revision should be installed using pip:

pip install django-gitrevision

Setup and use

  1. Add gitrevision to INSTALLED_APPS:

    INSTALLED_APPS += 'gitrevision',
  2. If you want use git revision only in templates add gitrevision context processor in settings:

    TEMPLATE_CONTEXT_PROCESSORS += 'gitrevision.context_processors.gitrevision',

    And use GIT_REVISION var in templates:

    <link href="/test.css?{{ GIT_REVISION }}" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" media="screen" />
    <script src="/test.js?{{ GIT_REVISION }}"></script>
  3. Or if you want use git revision in views and templates, add gitrevision middleware in settings:

    MIDDLEWARE_CLASSES += 'gitrevision.middleware.GitRevision',

    Using in views:

    def superview( request ):
        git_revision = request.git_revision

    Using in templates (with requestcontext):

    <script src="/test.js?{{ request.git_revision }}"></script>
  4. Maybe you be needed append GIT_PATH in django settings:

    GIT_PATH = <path_to_your_git_repository>

Bug tracker

If you have any suggestions, bug reports or annoyances please report them to the issue tracker at


Development of django-gitrevision happens at github:


  • klen (Kirill Klenov)


Licensed under a GNU lesser general public license.


Copyright (c) 2011 Kirill Klenov (

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