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absence of hooks directory is not definitive test for git repo #888

jennybc opened this Issue Aug 4, 2015 · 4 comments


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jennybc commented Aug 4, 2015

I confess: I created a git repo using sourcetree instead of git init or RStudio. Apparently this can lead to a repo in which the .git directory does not contains a hooks subdirectory. Even after you've made a commit. So when I attempt to use devtools::use_readme_rmd(), I hit this code in use_git_hook() and get Error: This project doesn't use git. Apparently there are other ways to have a valid git repo and yet NOT have a hooks subdirectory.

I admit this maybe a rare phenomenon. Not sure if a different error message is the way to go or just outright creation of hooks.


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jennybc commented Aug 6, 2015

FWIW, from reading Git docs and my own experience, it seems perfectly OK to create the .git/hooks subdirectory de novo and carry on.


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hadley commented Sep 2, 2015

Agreed. Want to do a PR or want me to do it?


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jennybc commented Sep 2, 2015

I am happy either way. Was planning to PR this after the one other played itself out. This is much smaller thing.

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