How to access GitHub tag value in a job?

I’m trying to follow the steps here: to publish an artifact to github releases. However, this example get the $VERSION from the binary and I can’t do that. I want to set the version to be whatever the tag is from github. Is there a way to access the tag from Github that triggers the publish-github-release job?

Builds that are a part of a tag expose the CIRCLE_TAG environment variable. You can use this to get the version of the tag.

You can see this in practice here:

This function will compare the tag version in circle with the “version” of the package. In my case they need to match in order to proceed.

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Thanks @levlaz. That worked.

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