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@semantic-release/changelog

semantic-release plugin to create or update a changelog file.

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Step Description
verifyConditions Verify the changelogFile and changelogTitle options configuration.
prepare Create or update a changelog file in the local project directory with the changelog content created in the generate notes step.

Install

$ npm install @semantic-release/changelog -D

Usage

The plugin can be configured in the semantic-release configuration file:

{
  "plugins": [
    "@semantic-release/commit-analyzer",
    "@semantic-release/release-notes-generator",
    ["@semantic-release/changelog", {
      "changelogFile": "docs/CHANGELOG.md",
    }],
    "@semantic-release/git",
  ]
}

With this example, for each release, a docs/CHANGELOG.md will be created or updated.

Configuration

Options

Options Description Default
changelogFile File path of the changelog. CHANGELOG.md
changelogTitle Title of the changelog file (first line of the file). -

Examples

When used with the @semantic-release/git or @semantic-release/npm plugins the @semantic-release/changelog plugin must be called first in order to update the changelog file so the @semantic-release/git and @semantic-release/npm plugins can include it in the release.

{
  "plugins": [
    "@semantic-release/commit-analyzer",
    "@semantic-release/release-notes-generator",
    "@semantic-release/changelog",
    "@semantic-release/npm",
    "@semantic-release/git"
  ],
}
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