Dist::Zilla::Plugin::CopyrightYearFromGit - Set copyright year from git
This document describes version 0.009 of Dist::Zilla::Plugin::CopyrightYearFromGit (from Perl distribution Dist-Zilla-Plugin-CopyrightYearFromGit), released on 2021-08-24.
Suppose the current year is 2021 and you have release git tags for 2019, 2017, 2016. The default setting will make copyright_year to be:
2021, 2019, 2017, 2016
; release_tag_regex = ^v ; optional, default is ^(version|ver|v)\d
; author_name_regex = foo ; optional, default is none (any author name will be included)
; author_email_regex = foo ; optional, default is none (any author email will be included)
; min_year = 2017 ; optional, setting this would make copyright_year become: 2021, 2019, 2017.
; include_year = 2015
; include_year = 2013 ; optional, setting this two lines would make copyright_year become: 2021, 2019, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2013.
; exclude_year = 2016
; exclude_year = 2017 ; optional, setting this two lines would make copyright_year become: 2021, 2019
; continuous_year = 1 ; optional, setting this would make copyright_year become: 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016
This plugin will set copyright_year to something like:
where the years will be retrieved from: 1) the date of git tags that resemble version string (qr/^(version|ver|v)?\d/); 2) the current year. Years that do not see version tags and are not the current year will not be included, unless you set "continuous_year" or "include_year". On the other hand, years that see version tags or the current year can be excluded via "min_year" or "exclude_year".
The included years will be listed in descending order in a comma-separated list. This format is commonly used in books, where the year of each revision/edition is mentioned, e.g.:
Copyright (c) 2013, 2010, 2008, 2006 by Pearson Education, Inc.
String (regex pattern). Specify a custom regular expression for matching git release tags.
An old alias regex is still recognized, but deprecated.
String (regex pattern). Only consider release commits where author name matches this regex.
String (regex pattern). Only consider release commits where author email matches this regex.
Integer. Instruct the plugin to not include years below this year. If min_year is (incorrectly) set to a value larger than the current year, then the current year will be used instead. Note that "include_year" and "exclude_year" override min_year.
Integer (can be specified multiple times). Force-include one or more years. Note that "exclude_year" overrides include_year.
Integer (can be specified multiple times). Force-exclude one or more years. Note that "continuous_year" overrides exclude_year.
Boolean. If set to true, will make copyright_year a continuous range from the smallest included year to the largest included year, with no gap inside.
Please visit the project's homepage at https://metacpan.org/release/Dist-Zilla-Plugin-CopyrightYearFromGit.
Source repository is at https://github.com/perlancar/perl-Dist-Zilla-Plugin-CopyrightYearFromGit.
Stephen Thirlwall <email@example.com>
To contribute, you can send patches by email/via RT, or send pull requests on GitHub.
Most of the time, you don't need to build the distribution yourself. You can simply modify the code, then test via:
% prove -l
If you want to build the distribution (e.g. to try to install it locally on your system), you can install Dist::Zilla, Dist::Zilla::PluginBundle::Author::PERLANCAR, and sometimes one or two other Dist::Zilla plugin and/or Pod::Weaver::Plugin. Any additional steps required beyond that are considered a bug and can be reported to me.
This software is copyright (c) 2021, 2019, 2017 by perlancar <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.
Please report any bugs or feature requests on the bugtracker website https://rt.cpan.org/Public/Dist/Display.html?Name=Dist-Zilla-Plugin-CopyrightYearFromGit
When submitting a bug or request, please include a test-file or a patch to an existing test-file that illustrates the bug or desired feature.
To install Dist::Zilla::Plugin::CopyrightYearFromGit, copy and paste the appropriate command in to your terminal.
perl -MCPAN -e shell
For more information on module installation, please visit the detailed CPAN module installation guide.