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Add a pre-commit hook to remove trailing whitespace from commits before committing them
do we really need this? I haven't seen much trailing white space any time recently.
Yes, otherwise it keeps coming back and Jer and I keep slowly removing it, but it makes diffs from us a lot more annoying to read.
This has to be done individually on everyone's machine, there's no way to push one out automatically as far as I can tell.
Creating a file 'pre-commit' in the .git/hooks directory under your repo that looks like this:
Will do it.
this is start at admin webface, relating to #257