Git Tag Tips

Messing with tags and needing to find the latest

Windows + PowerShell

git tag --sort=-authordate:iso8601 | Select -First 1

  • First part reference the git tag
  • Pass a sort parameter in this case the authordate in ISO8601 (the one format to rule all others)
  • Put a - in front of the sort parameter to tell git to reverse sort (newest first)
  • Pipe output to PowerShell and take first input


git tag --sort=-authordate:iso8601 | head -n 1