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Annotate a tag

We can add an annotation to a tag by running the git tag command with the -a option, which opens the default text editor that lets you add notes.

You can also use the -am option instead if you want to add the note alongside the tag creation.

Run the following command to add a tag for HEAD named tag2 with some notes:

$ git tag -am "Simple Git tutorial for beginners" tag2

Using the -n option will give you the list of tags with their notes for this repository.

$ git tag -n
  tag1           first commit
  tag2          Simple Git tutorial for beginners
Add a tag with an annotation "tag2" to a commit which HEAD is pointing out now.

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