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Renovatebot and the regex manager

Today I learned about the Renovatebot provides a “regex manager”. Managers are a concept in Renovatebot that figure out which files the bot can read, what version schema should be applied and how to find the right line to modify in order to update a dependency. As the name indicates, the regex manager uses a regex string to match the content and update the version number. This allows to setup update mechanism for any custom file definition.

I came across this while looking for a solution of Renovatebot pinning an image, I don’t intend it to pin. When checking the documentation I came across the mangers page and spend a bit time reading it. Suddenly a bunch of update automations appeared in my repositories. H hope it works out!