How to get the latest tag on your Git branch

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I frequently look at the latest tag when working on in Git and because we have so many it takes me a few seconds to look through the list to find the latest one. This little snippet can do that for me in one command!

git describe --abbrev=0 --tags

An even better way to have this work is to add it to my aliases in terminal and call one command instead of remembering this chain of arguments:

alias glt="git describe --abbrev=0 --tags"

Now in your terminal you can call: