Scripts that given a list of repository roots as arguments look for new tags available on remote systems, and report the repository name and a tab-indented list of new tags, if any.

Presently only watch-git-tags is implemented (well, published). This is all implemented in POSIX sh, but does require a mktemp(1) implementation that supports the -d option to create temporary directories.

$ watch-git-tags ~/.local/src/ed/vim

You can install it in /usr/local/bin with:

# make install

You can define a PREFIX to install it elsewhere:

$ make install PREFIX="$HOME"/.local

If you keep a list of your repository paths in a file like ~/.watch-git-tags, you could put this in a crontab(5) task to email you new tags:

xargs watch-git-tags < ~/.watch-git-tags-repos

Another option is to watch all repositories in a specific directory:

watch-git-tags "$HOME"/.local/src/watch/*


Copyright (c) Tom Ryder. Distributed under an MIT License.