Commit Style

Commit Message Format

Each commit message consists of a header, a body and a footer. The header has a special format that includes a type, a scope and a subject:

<type>(<scope>): <subject>
<BLANK LINE>
<body>
<BLANK LINE>
<footer>

Any line of the commit message cannot be longer 100 characters! This allows the message to be easier to read on github as well as in various git tools.

Type

Must be one of the following:

  • feat: A new feature

  • fix: A bug fix

  • docs: Documentation only changes

  • style: Changes that do not affect the meaning of the code (white-space, formatting, missing

    semi-colons, etc)

  • refactor: A code change that neither fixes a bug or adds a feature

  • test: Adding missing tests

  • chore: Changes to the build process or auxiliary tools and libraries such as documentation

    generation

Scope

The scope could be anything specifying place of the commit change. For example app, gen, docs, gen:view, gen:route, gen:service, etc...

Subject

The subject contains succinct description of the change:

  • use the imperative, present tense: "change" not "changed" nor "changes"

  • don't capitalize first letter

  • no dot (.) at the end

Body

Just as in the subject, use the imperative, present tense: "change" not "changed" nor "changes" The body should include the motivation for the change and contrast this with previous behavior.

Footer

The footer should contain any information about Breaking Changes and is also the place to reference GitHub issues that this commit Closes.

A detailed explanation can be found in this document.