Pub Package Dart Version GitHub issues

A command-line tool for easily incrementing pubspec.yaml version numbers.

About the Version Number

Within your pubspec.yaml file, you can increment the version number

version: 0.0.0+000



iOS: CFBundleShortVersionString (Version number)
Android: versionName


  • Can be reused (with different Build Numbers)
  • Must always be bigger than the previous version



iOS: CFBundleVersion (Build number)
Android: versionCode


  • Cannot be reused (with the same version number)
  • Must always be bigger than the previous build number (within the same version number)
  • Can be reset to 0 if the version number increments

More details about the version number can be found here: android | apple


pub_version_plus can be used globally or as a dev dependency to your pubspec.yaml file.

Use globally

$ pub global activate pub_version_plus
#! or
$ flutter pub global activate pub_version_plus

Use as a Library

#! dart
$ dart pub add --dev pub_version_plus

#! flutter
$ flutter pub add --dev pub_version_plus

Or add it to your pubspec.yaml file:



pub_version_plus supports four commands:

  • major
  • minor
  • patch
  • build

Depending on how you pub_version_plus installed, you have a couple of different ways to use it:

#! installed globally
$ pubversion <version-type>

#! installed as a dev dependency
#! Flutter
$ flutter pub run pub_version_plus:main <version-type>

#! Dart
$ dart pub run pub_version_plus:main <version-type>

Installing pub_version_plus as a dev dependency will make it available to any CI/CD tool. (GitHub Actions, CodeMagic, etc.)



Increments the major version number - X.0.0

test_package upgraded from 1.2.1 to 2.0.0

#! with build number
test_package upgraded from 1.2.1+2 to 2.0.0+0


Increments the minor version number - 0.X.0

test_package upgraded from 1.0.1 to 1.1.0

#! with build number
test_package upgraded from 1.0.1+3 to 1.1.0+0


Increments the patch version number - 0.0.X

test_package upgraded from 1.0.0 to 1.0.1

#! with build number
test_package upgraded from 1.0.0+4 to 1.0.1+0


Increments the build version number - 0.0.0+X

test_package upgraded from 1.0.0+4 to 1.0.0+5


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