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changelog

This section contains the configuration options for changelog generation.

[changelog]
header = "Changelog"
body = """
{% for group, commits in commits | group_by(attribute="group") %}
### {{ group | upper_first }}
{% for commit in commits %}
- {{ commit.message | upper_first }}
{% endfor %}
{% endfor %}
"""
trim = true
footer = "<!-- generated by git-cliff -->"
postprocessors = [{ pattern = "foo", replace = "bar"}]

See templating for more detail.

Header template that will be rendered and added to the beginning of the changelog.

The template context contains the full list of releases in the variable releases. See templating for more details.

body

Body template that will be rendered for each release in the changelog. For example, if the changelog contains 3 releases, it will be rendered 3 times, once for each release.

The template context contains one release in the variable release. See templating for more detail.

Footer template that will be rendered and added to the end of the changelog.

The template context contains the full list of releases in the variable releases. See templating for more details.

See Keep a Changelog configuration for seeing the example of adding links to the end of the changelog.

trim

If set to true, leading and trailing whitespace are removed from the body.

It is useful for adding indentation to the template for readability, as shown in the example.

postprocessors

An array of commit postprocessors for manipulating the changelog before outputting. Can e.g. be used for replacing commit author with GitHub usernames. Internally postprocessors and preprocessors are the same. See commit_preprocessors for more detail and examples, it uses the same syntax.