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Shallow clone for pipelines is removing version tags

I have a problem using tags to automatically determine the build version. The tag list is empty when I run pipelines if there have been more than 50 commits since the last version tag. I use tags during the build to determine the version number. The problem is the clone command for pipelines is a shallow clone limited by --depth 50.

This is the clone command from the build setup log.

git clone --branch="test_tags" --depth 50 https://x-token-auth:$

So if the repo has more than 50 commits since the last version tag then the tags are missing at build time so I can't automatically determine the version number.

Is there a way to remove or increase the shallow clone limit for pipelines?

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davina Atlassian Team Apr 16, 2019

Hi @davidsewell 

You can specify the clone depth by configuring a number, or `full` if you want to clone everything:

depth: full

You can find the documentation here 

I feel like there should be a keyword to clone to the last available tag from the current branch. That would allow a shallow clone while still allowing tags to be used in the pipeline.

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