How to List All Git Tags?

Find out how you can list all tags in git

You can simply use the git tag command to list all the git tags associated with a repository, for example, like so:

git tag

This would produce an output like the following (depending, of course, on the tags in your repository):

v1.0.0
v1.0.1
v2.0.0-alpha
# ...

Make sure you run git fetch --all --tags prior, if your local is not in sync with your remote repository.

You can find some useful shortcuts to common workflows below:

Show Tags With Commit Hashes

You can use the git show-ref command (in the following way) to show tags with their corresponding commits:

git show-ref --tags -d

This would produce an output like the following (depending, of course, on the tags in your repository):

f8696acb9c94f5972b0b1aa502b4a12b9257b9dc refs/tags/v1.0.0
0de6e1d8336c9a5f85c69d324f14a675d5c56a2c refs/tags/v1.0.1
bba2c8984973cf74ed726a5a26f8f0baf0a6c9a2 refs/tags/v2.0.0-alpha
# ...

List Specific Tags That Match the Given Pattern

You can list all tags matching a given pattern by using the -l flag (--list) followed by the pattern, for example, like so:

git tag -l 'v1.*'

This would list all the tags starting with "v1.".

List All Tags With Descriptions

To see the annotation message along with the tag (or the first commit message line if the tag is not annotated), you can use the -n flag, like so:

git tag -n

You may, optionally, limit the annotation to the first "n" lines by simply appending the number after the -n flag. For example, to show only the first five lines of annotations you would use the following command:

git tag -n5

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