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Output `sha` of committed changelog

See original GitHub issue

In my workflow I’m generating a changelog and using this action to commit the generated code back to my repo. After it’s generated I’m creating a release in GitHub and publishing to NPM. Currently my workflow is using the original sha prior to this committing files back to my repo which is causing some issues.

What I’m looking for here is an output of the sha which includes the commit created by this action?

Issue Analytics

  • State:closed
  • Created 2 years ago
  • Comments:5 (3 by maintainers)

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EndBugcommented, May 22, 2021

Hi, this would be a nice addition to the already existing outputs!

In the meantime, here’s a manual way to do it: you’ll need to set up a step that outputs the current HEAD sha retrieved from git. You can try something like this:

# ...

- uses: EndBug/add-and-commit@v7
  # ...

- id: head_commit
  run: echo "::set-output name=commit_sha::$(git rev-parse HEAD)"
  shell: bash

- run: echo {{ steps.head_commit.outputs.commit_sha }}


  • The step you set up needs to have a custom id, so that you can look it up later.
  • To get the string containing the commit sha associated with HEAD (your latest commit), you need to use git rev-parse HEAD (ref, docs)
  • In order to set an output using this value, you’ll need to use a workflow command
  • After setting the output, you can get its value in other steps by using an expression that uses the steps context
EndBugcommented, Aug 24, 2021

Sorry it took me so long to get to this even though it was really easy to implement 😅

@all-contributors please add @CWSites for their idea

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