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@@ -5,3 +5,53 @@ Git Hooks provides a simple mechanism to manage hooks for several Git
repositories in a unified and simple way. It allows you to install hook
scripts in a central location and use them for your Git repositories.
+You need CMake and GCC in order to build and install git-hooks. You will
+also need to have Git and Perl installed for the hooks to work properly.
+To build git-hooks run
+ $ cmake /path/to/git-hooks
+ $ make
+in a new directory (preferably, tho you may also run it from the source
+directory). Then, use
+ $ make install
+to install git-hooks. This will install git-hooks to /usr/local. You can
+use ccmake to change the installation prefix. Below, we will assume that
+you installed git-hooks to /usr/local.
+Repository setup
+To setup a repository using git-hooks, just use the repository template
+that ships with git-hooks.
+ $ mkdir myrepo.git
+ $ cd myrepo.git
+ $ git --bare init --template=/usr/local/share/git-hooks/template ...
+This will setup the new repository myrepo.git with git-hooks. Check the
+sample config file that will be created for myrepo.git.
+Repository migration
+To migrate an existing repository to use git-hooks, you should first backup
+your existing hook scripts. Then replace the hooks with the ones from
+/usr/local/share/git-hooks/template/hooks. Afterwards, you should migrate
+your previous hook scripts to global hook scripts used by git-hooks.
+The git-hooks package includes several useful hooks, which can be configured
+to your needs using git config settings in your repository (or even global
+settings from /etc/gitconfig). The /usr/local/share/git-hooks/template/config
+file provides a sample configuration file.
+Please see the hook scripts in /usr/local/share/git-hooks/*.d/ for the
+various supported config settings.

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