Installation

Local installation

For Node modules projects we recommend installing semantic-release locally and running the semantic-release command with npx:
$ npm install --save-dev semantic-release
Then in the CI environment:
$ npx semantic-release
Note: npx is a tool bundled with [email protected]>=5.2.0. It is used to conveniently find the semantic-release binary and to execute it. See What is npx for more details.

Global installation

For other type of projects we recommend installing semantic-release directly in the CI environment, also with npx:
$ npx semantic-release
Note: For a global installation, it's recommended to specify the major semantic-release version to install (for example with with npx [email protected]). This way your build will not automatically use the next major semantic-release release that could possibly break your build. You will have to upgrade manually when a new major version is released.
Note: npx is a tool bundled with [email protected]>=5.2.0. It is used to conveniently install the semantic-release binary and to execute it. See What is npx for more details.
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