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Some out-of-the-box hooks for pre-commit.

See also:

Using pre-commit-hooks with pre-commit

Add this to your .pre-commit-config.yaml

-   repo:
    rev: v2.0.0  # Use the ref you want to point at
    -   id: trailing-whitespace
    # -   id: ...

Hooks available

  • check-added-large-files - Prevent giant files from being committed.
    • Specify what is "too large" with args: ['--maxkb=123'] (default=500kB).
    • If git-lfs is installed, lfs files will be skipped (requires git-lfs>=2.2.1)
  • check-ast - Simply check whether files parse as valid python.
  • check-builtin-literals - Require literal syntax when initializing empty or zero Python builtin types.
    • Allows calling constructors with positional arguments (e.g., list('abc')).
    • Allows calling constructors from the builtins (__builtin__) namespace (builtins.list()).
    • Ignore this requirement for specific builtin types with --ignore=type1,type2,….
    • Forbid dict keyword syntax with --no-allow-dict-kwargs.
  • check-byte-order-marker - Forbid files which have a UTF-8 byte-order marker
  • check-case-conflict - Check for files with names that would conflict on a case-insensitive filesystem like MacOS HFS+ or Windows FAT.
  • check-docstring-first - Checks for a common error of placing code before the docstring.
  • check-executables-have-shebangs - Checks that non-binary executables have a proper shebang.
  • check-json - Attempts to load all json files to verify syntax.
  • check-merge-conflict - Check for files that contain merge conflict strings.
  • check-symlinks - Checks for symlinks which do not point to anything.
  • check-vcs-permalinks - Ensures that links to vcs websites are permalinks.
  • check-xml - Attempts to load all xml files to verify syntax.
  • check-yaml - Attempts to load all yaml files to verify syntax.
    • --allow-multiple-documents - allow yaml files which use the multi-document syntax
    • --unsafe - Instead of loading the files, simply parse them for syntax. A syntax-only check enables extensions and unsafe constructs which would otherwise be forbidden. Using this option removes all guarantees of portability to other yaml implementations. Implies --allow-multiple-documents.
  • debug-statements - Check for debugger imports and py37+ breakpoint() calls in python source.
  • detect-aws-credentials - Checks for the existence of AWS secrets that you have set up with the AWS CLI. The following arguments are available:
    • --credentials-file - additional AWS CLI style configuration file in a non-standard location to fetch configured credentials from. Can be repeated multiple times.
  • detect-private-key - Checks for the existence of private keys.
  • double-quote-string-fixer - This hook replaces double quoted strings with single quoted strings.
  • end-of-file-fixer - Makes sure files end in a newline and only a newline.
  • fix-encoding-pragma - Add # -*- coding: utf-8 -*- to the top of python files.
    • To remove the coding pragma pass --remove (useful in a python3-only codebase)
  • file-contents-sorter - Sort the lines in specified files (defaults to alphabetical). You must provide list of target files as input to it. Note that this hook WILL remove blank lines and does NOT respect any comments.
  • flake8 - Run flake8 on your python files.
  • forbid-new-submodules - Prevent addition of new git submodules.
  • mixed-line-ending - Replaces or checks mixed line ending.
    • --fix={auto,crlf,lf,no}
      • auto - Replaces automatically the most frequent line ending. This is the default argument.
      • crlf, lf - Forces to replace line ending by respectively CRLF and LF.
      • no - Checks if there is any mixed line ending without modifying any file.
  • name-tests-test - Assert that files in tests/ end in
    • Use args: ['--django'] to match test*.py instead.
  • no-commit-to-branch - Protect specific branches from direct checkins.
    • Use args: [--branch, staging, --branch, master] to set the branch. master is the default if no argument is set.
    • -b / --branch may be specified multiple times to protect multiple branches.
  • pretty-format-json - Checks that all your JSON files are pretty. "Pretty" here means that keys are sorted and indented. You can configure this with the following commandline options:
    • --autofix - automatically format json files
    • --indent ... - Control the indentation (either a number for a number of spaces or a string of whitespace). Defaults to 4 spaces.
    • --no-sort-keys - when autofixing, retain the original key ordering (instead of sorting the keys)
    • --top-keys comma,separated,keys - Keys to keep at the top of mappings.
  • requirements-txt-fixer - Sorts entries in requirements.txt and removes incorrect entry for pkg-resources==0.0.0
  • sort-simple-yaml - Sorts simple YAML files which consist only of top-level keys, preserving comments and blocks.
  • trailing-whitespace - Trims trailing whitespace.
    • To preserve Markdown hard linebreaks use args: [--markdown-linebreak-ext=md] (or other extensions used by your markdownfiles). If for some reason you want to treat all files as markdown, use --markdown-linebreak-ext=*.

Deprecated / replaced hooks

As a standalone package

If you'd like to use these hooks, they're also available as a standalone package.

Simply pip install pre-commit-hooks


Some out-of-the-box hooks for pre-commit




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