a tool for writing conventional commits, conveniently

PyPI version Travis CI build Code style: black


To install

pip install conventional-commit

To use, run the following command from within a git repository



The purpose of this utility is to expedite the process of committing with a conventional message format in a user friendly way. This tool is not templated, because it sticks rigidly to the Conventional Commit standard, and thus not designed to be 'altered' on a case by case basis.

Commit messages produced follow the general template:

<type>[(optional scope)]: <description>

[BREAKING CHANGE: ][optional body / required if breaking change]

[optional footer]

Additional rules implemeted:

  1. Subject line (i.e. top) should be no more than 50 characters.
  2. Every other line should be no more than 72 characters.
  3. Wrapping is allowed in the body and footer, NOT in the subject.


The old distribution method is documented in docs/

Note: if modifying .travis.yml you should verify it by running travis lint .travis.yml

Getting started

  1. Make sure you have pre-commit installed.

  2. Make sure you have pyenv installed.

  3. Make sure you have Poetry installed.

  4. git clone

  5. pre-commit install

  6. It is highly recommend you enable setting for storing the venvs within your projects.

    poetry config true
  7. Install project dependencies.

    poetry install

Running the package locally

  1. Activate the virtual environment.

    source .venv/bin/activate
  2. Run the package as a module.

    python -m gitcommit


  1. Run the package using Poetry's venv as context
    poetry run python -m gitcommit

Or, if in another directory,

  1. ~/GitHub/gitcommit/.venv/bin/python -m gitcommit


Deployment is handled automatically by Travis CI. It has been linked to the repository and is automatically watching for pushes to master. It will build and test every commit to master. It will also build every tagged commit as if it was a branch, and since its a tagged commit, will attempt to publish it to PyPI.

  1. Don't forget to increment version number set in pyproject.toml. This can be done with poetry.

    poetry version [patch|minor|major]
  2. Update the version number as stored in the gitcommit/ file to match that designated by Poetry.

  3. Tag the commit (by default applies to HEAD commit - make sure you are on the latest develop commit).

    git tag v#.#.#
  4. When pushing commits to remote, you must explicitly push tags too.

    git push origin --tags


This work takes inspiration from another repository porting Commitizen to Python. This repository however uses none of the same source code and is focusing on a different approach.


This work is published under GNU GPLv3.


a tool for writing conventional commits, conveniently

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