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v3.37.2 - 2024-05-12

  • Fixed a bug where an empty Taskfile would cause a panic (#1648 by @pd93).
  • Fixed a bug where includes Taskfile variable were not being merged correctly (#1643, #1649 by @pd93).

v3.37.1 - 2024-05-09

v3.37.0 - 2024-05-08

v3.36.0 - 2024-04-08

v3.35.1 - 2024-03-04

  • Fixed a bug where the TASKFILE_DIR variable was sometimes incorrect (#1522, #1523 by @pd93).
  • Added a new TASKFILE special variable that holds the root Taskfile path (#1523 by @pd93).
  • Fixed various issues related to running a Taskfile from a subdirectory (#1529, #1530 by @pd93).

v3.35.0 - 2024-02-28

v3.34.1 - 2024-01-27

v3.34.0 - 2024-01-25

  • Removed support for version: 2 schemas. See the deprecation notice on our website (#1197, #1447 by @pd93).
  • Fixed a couple of issues in the JSON Schema + added a CI step to ensure it's correct (#1471, #1474, #1476 by @sirosen).
  • Added Any Variables experiment proposal 2 (#1415, #1444 by @pd93).
  • Updated the experiments and deprecations documentation format (#1445 by @pd93).
  • Added new template function: spew, which can be used to print variables for debugging purposes (#1452 by @pd93).
  • Added new template function: merge, which can be used to merge any number of map variables (#1438, #1464 by @pd93).
  • Small change on the API when using as a library: call.Direct became call.Indirect (#1459 by @pd93).
  • Refactored the public read and taskfile packages and introduced taskfile/ast (#1450 by @pd93).
  • ast.IncludedTaskfiles renamed to ast.Includes and orderedmap package renamed to omap plus some internal refactor work (#1456 by @pd93).
  • Fix zsh completion script to allow lowercase taskfile file names (#1482 by @xontab).
  • Improvements on how we check the Taskfile version (#1465 by @pd93).
  • Added a new ROOT_TASKFILE special variable (#1468, #1469 by @pd93).
  • Fix experiment flags in .env when the --dir or --taskfile flags were used (#1478 by @pd93).

v3.33.1 - 2023-12-21

v3.33.0 - 2023-12-20

v3.32.0 - 2023-11-29

v3.31.0 - 2023-10-07

  • Enabled the --yes flag for the Remote Taskfiles experiment (#1317, #1344 by @pd93).
  • Add ability to set watch: true in a task to automatically run it in watch mode (#231, #1361 by @andreynering).
  • Fixed a bug on the watch mode where paths that contained .git (like .github), for example, were also being ignored (#1356 by @butuzov).
  • Fixed a nil pointer error when running a Taskfile with no contents (#1341, #1342 by @pd93).
  • Added a new exit code (107) for when a Taskfile does not contain a schema version (#1342 by @pd93).
  • Increased limit of maximum task calls from 100 to 1000 for now, as some people have been reaching this limit organically now that we have loops. This check exists to detect recursive calls, but will be removed in favor of a better algorithm soon (#1321, #1332).
  • Fixed templating on descriptions on task --list (#1343 by @blackjid).
  • Fixed a bug where precondition errors were incorrectly being printed when task execution was aborted (#1337, #1338 by @sylv-io).

v3.30.1 - 2023-09-14

  • Fixed a regression where some special variables weren't being set correctly (#1331, #1334 by @pd93).

v3.30.0 - 2023-09-13

v3.29.1 - 2023-08-26

v3.28.0 - 2023-07-24

v3.27.1 - 2023-06-30

  • Fix panic when a .env directory (not file) is present on current directory (#1244, #1245 by @pd93).

v3.27.0 - 2023-06-29

v3.26.0 - 2023-06-10

v3.25.0 - 2023-05-22

  • Support silent: when calling another tasks (#680, #1142 by @danquah).
  • Improve PowerShell completion script (#1168 by @trim21).
  • Add more languages to the website menu and show translation progress percentage (#1173 by @misitebao).
  • Starting on this release, official binaries for FreeBSD will be available to download (#1068 by @andreynering).
  • Fix some errors being unintendedly supressed (#1134 by @clintmod).
  • Fix a nil pointer error when version is omitted from a Taskfile (#1148, #1149 by @pd93).
  • Fix duplicate error message when a task does not exists (#1141, #1144 by @pd93).

v3.24.0 - 2023-04-15

v3.23.0 - 2023-03-26

Task now has an official extension for Visual Studio Code contributed by @pd93! 🎉 The extension is maintained in a new repository under the go-task organization. We're looking to gather feedback from the community so please give it a go and let us know what you think via a discussion, issue or on our Discord!

NOTE: The extension requires v3.23.0 to be installed in order to work.

  • The website was integrated with Crowdin to allow the community to contribute with translations! Chinese is the first language available (#1057, #1058 by @misitebao).
  • Added task location data to the --json flag output (#1056 by @pd93)
  • Change the name of the file generated by task --init from Taskfile.yaml to Taskfile.yml (#1062 by @misitebao).
  • Added new splitArgs template function ({{splitArgs "foo bar 'foo bar baz'"}}) to ensure string is split as arguments (#1040, #1059 by @dhanusaputra).
  • Fix the value of {{.CHECKSUM}} variable in status (#1076, #1080 by @pd93).
  • Fixed deep copy implementation (#1072 by @pd93)
  • Created a tool to assist with releases (#1086 by @pd93).

v3.22.0 - 2023-03-10

  • Add a brand new --global (-g) flag that will run a Taskfile from your $HOME directory. This is useful to have automation that you can run from anywhere in your system! (Documentation, #1029 by @andreynering).
  • Add ability to set error_only: true on the group output mode. This will instruct Task to only print a command output if it returned with a non-zero exit code (#664, #1022 by @jaedle).
  • Fixed bug where .task/checksum file was sometimes not being created when task also declares a status: (#840, #1035 by @harelwa, #1037 by @pd93).
  • Refactored and decoupled fingerprinting from the main Task executor (#1039 by @pd93).
  • Fixed deadlock issue when using run: once (#715, #1025 by @theunrepentantgeek).

v3.21.0 - 2023-02-22

  • Added new TASK_VERSION special variable (#990, #1014 by @ja1code).
  • Fixed a bug where tasks were sometimes incorrectly marked as internal (#1007 by @pd93).
  • Update to Go 1.20 (bump minimum version to 1.19) (#1010 by @pd93)
  • Added environment variable FORCE_COLOR support to force color output. Usefull for environments without TTY (#1003 by @automation-stack)

v3.20.0 - 2023-01-14

  • Improve behavior and performance of status checking when using the timestamp mode (#976, #977 by @aminya).
  • Performance optimizations were made for large Taskfiles (#982 by @pd93).
  • Add ability to configure options for the set and shopt builtins (#908, #929 by @pd93, Documentation).
  • Add new platforms: attribute to task and cmd, so it's now possible to choose in which platforms that given task or command will be run on. Possible values are operating system (GOOS), architecture (GOARCH) or a combination of the two. Example: platforms: [linux], platforms: [amd64] or platforms: [linux/amd64]. Other platforms will be skipped (#978, #980 by @leaanthony).

v3.19.1 - 2022-12-31

  • Small bug fix: closing Taskfile.yml once we're done reading it (#963, #964 by @HeCorr).
  • Fixes a bug in v2 that caused a panic when using a Taskfile_{{OS}}.yml file (#961, #971 by @pd93).
  • Fixed a bug where watch intervals set in the Taskfile were not being respected (#969, #970 by @pd93)
  • Add --json flag (alias -j) with the intent to improve support for code editors and add room to other possible integrations. This is basic for now, but we plan to add more info in the near future (#936 by @davidalpert, #764).

v3.19.0 - 2022-12-05

v3.18.0 - 2022-11-12

  • Show aliases on task --list --silent (task --ls). This means that aliases will be completed by the completion scripts (#919).
  • Tasks in the root Taskfile will now be displayed first in --list/--list-all output (#806, #890).
  • It's now possible to call a default task in an included Taskfile by using just the namespace. For example: docs:default is now automatically aliased to docs (#661, #815).

v3.17.0 - 2022-10-14

  • Add a "Did you mean ...?" suggestion when a task does not exits another one with a similar name is found (#867, #880).
  • Now YAML parse errors will print which Taskfile failed to parse (#885, #887).
  • Add ability to set aliases for tasks and namespaces (#268, #340, #879).
  • Improvements to Fish shell completion (#897).
  • Added ability to set a different watch interval by setting interval: '500ms' or using the --interval=500ms flag (#813, #865).
  • Add colored output to --list, --list-all and --summary flags (#845, #874).
  • Fix unexpected behavior where label: was being shown instead of the task name on --list (#603, #877).

v3.16.0 - 2022-09-29

  • Add npm as new installation method: npm i -g @go-task/cli (#870, #871, npm package).
  • Add support to marking tasks and includes as internal, which will hide them from --list and --list-all (#818).

v3.15.2 - 2022-09-08

  • Fix error when using variable in env: introduced in the previous release (#858, #866).
  • Fix handling of CLI_ARGS (--) in Bash completion (#863).
  • On zsh completion, add ability to replace --list-all with --list as already possible on the Bash completion (#861).

v3.15.0 - 2022-09-03

  • Add new special variables ROOT_DIR and TASKFILE_DIR. This was a highly requested feature (#215, #857, Documentation).
  • Follow symlinks on sources (#826, #831).
  • Improvements and fixes to Bash completion (#835, #844).

v3.14.1 - 2022-08-03

  • Always resolve relative include paths relative to the including Taskfile (#822, #823).
  • Fix ZSH and PowerShell completions to consider all tasks instead of just the public ones (those with descriptions) (#803).

v3.14.0 - 2022-07-08

  • Add ability to override the .task directory location with the TASK_TEMP_DIR environment variable.
  • Allow to override Task colors using environment variables: TASK_COLOR_RESET, TASK_COLOR_BLUE, TASK_COLOR_GREEN, TASK_COLOR_CYAN, TASK_COLOR_YELLOW, TASK_COLOR_MAGENTA and TASK_COLOR_RED (#568, #792).
  • Fixed bug when using the output: group mode where STDOUT and STDERR were being print in separated blocks instead of in the right order (#779).
  • Starting on this release, ARM architecture binaries are been released to Snap as well (#795).
  • i386 binaries won't be available anymore on Snap because Ubuntu removed the support for this architecture.
  • Upgrade, which fixes a bug with associative arrays (#785, mvdan/sh#884, mvdan/sh#893).

v3.13.0 - 2022-06-13

  • Added -n as an alias to --dry (#776, #777).
  • Fix behavior of interrupt (SIGINT, SIGTERM) signals. Task will now give time for the processes running to do cleanup work (#458, #479, #728, #769).
  • Add new --exit-code (-x) flag that will pass-through the exit form the command being ran (#755).

v3.12.1 - 2022-05-10

  • Fixed bug where, on Windows, variables were ending with \r because we were only removing the final \n but not \r\n (#717).

v3.12.0 - 2022-03-31

  • The --list and --list-all flags can now be combined with the --silent flag to print the task names only, without their description (#691).
  • Added support for multi-level inclusion of Taskfiles. This means that included Taskfiles can also include other Taskfiles. Before this was limited to one level (#390, #623, #656).
  • Add ability to specify vars when including a Taskfile. Check out the documentation for more information (#677).

v3.11.0 - 2022-02-19

v3.10.0 - 2022-01-04

  • A new --list-all (alias -a) flag is now available. It's similar to the exiting --list (-l) but prints all tasks, even those without a description (#383, #401).
  • It's now possible to schedule cleanup commands to run once a task finishes with the defer: keyword (Documentation, #475, #626).
  • Remove long deprecated and undocumented $ variable prefix and ^ command prefix (#642, #644, #645).
  • Add support for .yaml extension (as an alternative to .yml). This was requested multiple times throughout the years. Enjoy! (#183, #184, #369, #584, #621).
  • Fixed error when computing a variable when the task directory do not exist yet (#481, #579).

v3.9.2 - 2021-12-02

v3.9.1 - 2021-11-28

  • Add logging in verbose mode for when a task starts and finishes (#533, #588).
  • Fix an issue with preconditions and context errors (#597, #598).
  • Quote each {{.CLI_ARGS}} argument to prevent one with spaces to become many (#613).
  • Fix nil pointer when cmd: was left empty (#612, #614).
  • Upgrade mvdan/sh which contains two relevant fixes:
    • Fix quote of empty strings in shellQuote (#609, mvdan/sh#763).
    • Fix issue of wrong environment variable being picked when there's another very similar one (#586, mvdan/sh#745).
  • Install shell completions automatically when installing via Homebrew (#264, #592, go-task/homebrew-tap#2).

v3.9.0 - 2021-10-02

v3.8.0 - 2021-09-26

  • Add interactive: true setting to improve support for interactive CLI apps (#217, #563).
  • Fix some nil errors (#534, #573).
  • Add ability to declare an included Taskfile as optional (#519, #552).
  • Add support for including Taskfiles in the home directory by using ~ (#539, #557).

v3.7.3 - 2021-09-04

v3.7.0 - 2021-07-31

  • Add run: setting to control if tasks should run multiple times or not. Available options are always (the default), when_changed (if a variable modified the task) and once (run only once no matter what). This is a long time requested feature. Enjoy! (#53, #359).

v3.6.0 - 2021-07-10

  • Allow using both sources: and status: in the same task (#411, #427, #477).
  • Small optimization and bug fix: don't compute variables if not needed for dotenv: (#517).

v3.5.0 - 2021-07-04

  • Add support for interpolation in dotenv: (#433, #434, #453).

v3.4.3 - 2021-05-30

  • Add support for the NO_COLOR environment variable. (#459, fatih/color#137).
  • Fix bug where sources were not considering the right directory in --watch mode (#484, #485).

v3.4.2 - 2021-04-23

  • On watch, report which file failed to read (#472).
  • Do not try to catch SIGKILL signal, which are not actually possible (#476).
  • Improve version reporting when building Task from source using Go Modules (#462, #473).

v3.4.1 - 2021-04-17

  • Improve error reporting when parsing YAML: in some situations where you would just see an generic error, you'll now see the actual error with more detail: the YAML line the failed to parse, for example (#467).
  • A JSON Schema was published here and is automatically being used by some editors like Visual Studio Code (#135).
  • Print task name before the command in the log output (#398).

v3.3.0 - 2021-03-20

  • Add support for delegating CLI arguments to commands with -- and a special CLI_ARGS variable (#327).
  • Add a --concurrency (alias -C) flag, to limit the number of tasks that run concurrently. This is useful for heavy workloads. (#345).

v3.2.2 - 2021-01-12

  • Improve performance of --list and --summary by skipping running shell variables for these flags (#332).
  • Fixed a bug where an environment in a Taskfile was not always overridable by the system environment (#425).
  • Fixed environment from .env files not being available as variables (#379).
  • The install script is now working for ARM platforms (#428).

v3.2.1 - 2021-01-09

  • Fixed some bugs and regressions regarding dynamic variables and directories (#426).
  • The slim-sprig package was updated with the upstream sprig.

v3.2.0 - 2021-01-07

  • Fix the .task directory being created in the task directory instead of the Taskfile directory (#247).
  • Fix a bug where dynamic variables (those declared with sh:) were not running in the task directory when the task has a custom dir or it was in an included Taskfile (#384).
  • The watch feature (via the --watch flag) got a few different bug fixes and should be more stable now (#423, #365).

v3.1.0 - 2021-01-03

  • Fix a bug when the checksum up-to-date resolution is used by a task with a custom label: attribute (#412).
  • Starting from this release, we're releasing official ARMv6 and ARM64 binaries for Linux (#375, #418).
  • Task now respects the order of declaration of included Taskfiles when evaluating variables declaring by them (#393).
  • set -e is now automatically set on every command. This was done to fix an issue where multiline string commands wouldn't really fail unless the sentence was in the last line (#403).

v3.0.1 - 2020-12-26

  • Allow use as a library by moving the required packages out of the internal directory (#358).
  • Do not error if a specified dotenv file does not exist (#378, #385).
  • Fix panic when you have empty tasks in your Taskfile (#338, #362).

v3.0.0 - 2020-08-16

  • On v3, all CLI variables will be considered global variables (#336, #341)
  • Add support to .env like files (#324, #356).
  • Add label: to task so you can override the task name in the logs (#321, #337).
  • Refactor how variables work on version 3 (#311).
  • Disallow expansions on v3 since it has no effect.
  • Taskvars.yml is not automatically included anymore.
  • Taskfile_{{OS}}.yml is not automatically included anymore.
  • Allow interpolation on includes, so you can manually include a Taskfile based on operation system, for example.
  • Expose .TASK variable in templates with the task name (#252).
  • Implement short task syntax (#194, #240).
  • Added option to make included Taskfile run commands on its own directory (#260, #144)
  • Taskfiles in version 1 are not supported anymore (#237).
  • Added global method: option. With this option, you can set a default method to all tasks in a Taskfile (#246).
  • Changed default method from timestamp to checksum (#246).
  • New magic variables are now available when using status:: .TIMESTAMP which contains the greatest modification date from the files listed in sources:, and .CHECKSUM, which contains a checksum of all files listed in status:. This is useful for manual checking when using external, or even remote, artifacts when using status: (#216).
  • We're now using slim-sprig instead of sprig, which allowed a file size reduction of about 22% (#219).
  • We now use some colors on Task output to better distinguish message types - commands are green, errors are red, etc (#207).

v2.8.1 - 2020-05-20

  • Fix error code for the --help flag (#300, #330).
  • Print version to stdout instead of stderr (#299, #329).
  • Supress context errors when using the --watch flag (#313, #317).
  • Support templating on description (#276, #283).

v2.8.0 - 2019-12-07

  • Add --parallel flag (alias -p) to run tasks given by the command line in parallel (#266).
  • Fixed bug where calling the task CLI only informing global vars would not execute the default task.
  • Add hability to silent all tasks by adding silent: true a the root of the Taskfile.

v2.7.1 - 2019-11-10

  • Fix error being raised when exit 0 was called (#251).

v2.7.0 - 2019-09-22

  • Fixed panic bug when assigning a global variable (#229, #243).
  • A task with method: checksum will now re-run if generated files are deleted (#228, #238).

v2.6.0 - 2019-07-21

  • Fixed some bugs regarding minor version checks on version:.
  • Add preconditions: to task (#205).
  • Create directory informed on dir: if it doesn't exist (#209, #211).
  • We now have a --taskfile flag (alias -t), which can be used to run another Taskfile (other than the default Taskfile.yml) (#221).
  • It's now possible to install Task using Homebrew on Linux (go-task/homebrew-tap#1).

v2.5.2 - 2019-05-11

  • Reverted YAML upgrade due issues with CRLF on Windows (#201, go-yaml/yaml#450).
  • Allow setting global variables through the CLI (#192).

2.5.1 - 2019-04-27

  • Fixed some issues with interactive command line tools, where sometimes the output were not being shown, and similar issues (#114, #190, #200).
  • Upgraded go-yaml/yaml from v2 to v3.

v2.5.0 - 2019-03-16

v2.4.0 - 2019-02-21

  • Allow calling a task of the root Taskfile from an included Taskfile by prefixing it with : (#161, #172).
  • Add flag to override the output option (#173).
  • Fix bug where Task was persisting the new checksum on the disk when the Dry Mode is enabled (#166).
  • Fix file timestamp issue when the file name has spaces (#176).
  • Mitigating path expanding issues on Windows (#170).

v2.3.0 - 2019-01-02

  • On Windows, Task can now be installed using Scoop (#152).
  • Fixed issue with file/directory globing (#153).
  • Added ability to globally set environment variables (#138, #159).

v2.2.1 - 2018-12-09

  • This repository now uses Go Modules (#143). We'll still keep the vendor directory in sync for some time, though;
  • Fixing a bug when the Taskfile has no tasks but includes another Taskfile (#150);
  • Fix a bug when calling another task or a dependency in an included Taskfile (#151).

v2.2.0 - 2018-10-25

  • Added support for including other Taskfiles (#98)
    • This should be considered experimental. For now, only including local files is supported, but support for including remote Taskfiles is being discussed. If you have any feedback, please comment on #98.
  • Task now have a dedicated documentation site:
    • Thanks to Docsify for making this pretty easy. To check the source code, just take a look at the docs directory of this repository. Contributions to the documentation is really appreciated.

v2.1.1 - 2018-09-17

  • Fix suggestion to use task --init not being shown anymore (when a Taskfile.yml is not found)
  • Fix error when using checksum method and no file exists for a source glob (#131)
  • Fix signal handling when the --watch flag is given (#132)

v2.1.0 - 2018-08-19

  • Add a ignore_error option to task and command (#123)
  • Add a dry run mode (--dry flag) (#126)

v2.0.3 - 2018-06-24

  • Expand environment variables on "dir", "sources" and "generates" (#116)
  • Fix YAML merging syntax (#112)
  • Add ZSH completion (#111)
  • Implement new output option. Please check out the documentation

v2.0.2 - 2018-05-01

  • Fix merging of YAML anchors (#112)

v2.0.1 - 2018-03-11

  • Fixes panic on task --list

v2.0.0 - 2018-03-08

Version 2.0.0 is here, with a new Taskfile format.

Please, make sure to read the Taskfile versions document, since it describes in depth what changed for this version.

  • New Taskfile version 2 (#77)
  • Possibility to have global variables in the Taskfile.yml instead of Taskvars.yml (#66)
  • Small improvements and fixes

v1.4.4 - 2017-11-19

  • Handle SIGINT and SIGTERM (#75);
  • List: print message with there's no task with description;
  • Expand home dir ("~" symbol) on paths (#74);
  • Add Snap as an installation method;
  • Move examples to its own repo;
  • Watch: also walk on tasks called on on "cmds", and not only on "deps";
  • Print logs to stderr instead of stdout (#68);
  • Remove deprecated set keyword;
  • Add checksum based status check, alternative to timestamp based.

v1.4.3 - 2017-09-07

  • Allow assigning variables to tasks at run time via CLI (#33)
  • Added suport for multiline variables from sh (#64)
  • Fixes env: remove square braces and evaluate shell (#62)
  • Watch: change watch library and few fixes and improvements
  • When use watching, cancel and restart long running process on file change (#59 and #60)

v1.4.2 - 2017-07-30

  • Flag to set directory of execution
  • Always echo command if is verbose mode
  • Add silent mode to disable echoing of commands
  • Fixes and improvements of variables (#56)

v1.4.1 - 2017-07-15

  • Allow use of YAML for dynamic variables instead of $ prefix
    • VAR: {sh: echo Hello} instead of VAR: $echo Hello
  • Add --list (or -l) flag to print existing tasks
  • OS specific Taskvars file (e.g. Taskvars_windows.yml, Taskvars_linux.yml, etc)
  • Consider task up-to-date on equal timestamps (#49)
  • Allow absolute path in generates section (#48)
  • Bugfix: allow templating when calling deps (#42)
  • Fix panic for invalid task in cyclic dep detection
  • Better error output for dynamic variables in Taskvars.yml (#41)
  • Allow template evaluation in parameters

v1.4.0 - 2017-07-06

  • Cache dynamic variables
  • Add verbose mode (-v flag)
  • Support to task parameters (overriding vars) (#31) (#32)
  • Print command, also when "set:" is specified (#35)
  • Improve task command help text (#35)

v1.3.1 - 2017-06-14

  • Fix glob not working on commands (#28)
  • Add ExeExt template function
  • Add --init flag to create a new Taskfile
  • Add status option to prevent task from running (#27)
  • Allow interpolation on generates and sources attributes (#26)

v1.3.0 - 2017-04-24

  • Migrate from os/exec.Cmd to a native Go sh/bash interpreter
    • This is a potentially breaking change if you use Windows.
    • Now, cmd is not used anymore on Windows. Always use Bash-like syntax for your commands, even on Windows.
  • Add "ToSlash" and "FromSlash" to template functions
  • Use functions defined on
  • Do not redirect stdin while running variables commands
  • Using context and errgroup packages (this will make other tasks to be cancelled, if one returned an error)

v1.2.0 - 2017-04-02

  • More tests and Travis integration
  • Watch a task (experimental)
  • Possibility to call another task
  • Fix "=" not being reconized in variables/environment variables
  • Tasks can now have a description, and help will print them (#10)
  • Task dependencies now run concurrently
  • Support for a default task (#16)

v1.1.0 - 2017-03-08

  • Support for YAML, TOML and JSON (#1)
  • Support running command in another directory (#4)
  • --force or -f flag to force execution of task even when it's up-to-date
  • Detection of cyclic dependencies (#5)
  • Support for variables (#6, #9, #14)
  • Operation System specific commands and variables (#13)

v1.0.0 - 2017-02-28

  • Add LICENSE file