Semantic Commit Messages
Renovate attempts to autodetect if your repository uses “semantic” commit message prefixes, and adds them if so. To do so, it looks at the 10 most recent commit messages in the base branch and uses conventional-commits-detector to determine convention commit type.
Currently, Renovate ignores commit conventions apart from “angular”.
If angular-style commits are found then Renovate will structure its commit messages and PR titles to be like so:
- chore(deps): update eslint to v4.2.0
- fix(deps): update express to v4.16.2
chore is used by default, but
fix is used for anything in the “dependencies” section of
Manually enabling or disabling semantic commits
If you wish to manually override Renovate’s semantic commit detection, then you can add either
":semanticCommitsDisabled" to your
Changing the Semantic Commit Type
If you wish to say use “chore” for every PR, then you can add
":semanticCommitTypeAll(chore)" to your
extends array. Or if you wish to use
ci then you would add
":semanticCommitTypeAll(ci)" instead. This second case would mean your PR titles and commit messages will start with “ci(deps):”.
Changing the Semantic Commit Scope
If you don’t like “deps” then this can also be configured. For example, to set it to “package” you should add the preset
":semanticCommitScope(package)" to your
If you wish to remove the semantic commit scope (e.g. use prefix
chore: instead of
chore(deps):) then you should add the preset
":semanticCommitScopeDisabled" to your