A very, very small Git hook manager with focus on automation
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Autohook is a very, very small Git hook manager with focus on automation.

It consists of one script which acts as the entry point for all the hooks, and which runs scripts based on symlinks in appropriate directories.

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Let's say you have a script to remove .pyc files that you want to run after every git checkout and before every git commit, and another script that runs your test suite that you want to run before every git commit.

Here's the overview of steps:

  1. Put autohook.sh in hooks/.
  2. Run it with install parameter (e.g., ./autohook.sh install).
  3. Put your scripts in hooks/scripts/.
  4. Make sure said scripts are executable (e.g., chmod +x hooks/scripts/delete-pyc-files, etc.).
  5. Make directories for your hook types (e.g., mkdir -p hooks/post-checkout hooks/pre-commit).
  6. Symlink your scripts to the correct directories, using numbers in symlink names to enforce execution order (e.g., ln -s hooks/scripts/delete-pyc-files.sh hooks/post-checkout/01-delete-pyc-files, etc.).

The result should be a tree that looks something like this:

├── hooks/
│   ├── autohook.sh
│   ├── post-checkout/
│   │   └── 01-delete-pyc-files     # symlink to hooks/scripts/delete-pyc-files.sh
│   ├── pre-commit/
│   │   ├── 01-delete-pyc-files     # symlink to hooks/scripts/delete-pyc-files.sh
│   │   └── 02-run-tests            # symlink to hooks/scripts/run-tests.sh
│   └── scripts/
│       ├── delete-pyc-files.sh
│       └── run-tests.sh
├── other_dirs/
└── other_files

You're done!


Contributions of all sorts are welcome, be they bug reports, patches, or even just feedback. Creating a new issue or pull request is probably the best way to get started.

Please note that this project is released with a Contributor Code of Conduct. By participating in this project you agree to abide by its terms.


This software is licensed under the MIT License. Please see the included LICENSE.txt for details.