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From: Christoph Michelbach <>
Subject: Documentation of post-receive hook
Date: Thu, 16 Nov 2017 23:40:31 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)


I think the documentation of the post-receive hook is misleading. When reading
it, it appears as though the post-receive hook is executed even when no commits
are transferred by a git push because it isn't mentioned anywhere that this is
necessary for its execution.

This can easily be fixed by changing

    This hook is invoked by 'git-receive-pack' on the remote repository,
    which happens when a 'git push' is done on a local repository.


    This hook is invoked by 'git-receive-pack' on the remote repository,
    which happens when a 'git push' is done on a local repository and
    successfully transfers at least 1 commit.


    This hook executes once for the receive operation.

can be changed to

    This hook executes once for the receive operation, but only if at least
    1 commit was successfully transferred.

Imho, the first option should be chosen as it informs the reader about this
behavior at the first convenient opportunity.

Christoph Michelbach <>

             reply	other threads:[~2017-11-16 22:40 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 11+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2017-11-16 22:40 Christoph Michelbach [this message]
2017-11-17  1:41 ` Documentation of post-receive hook Junio C Hamano
2017-11-17  3:24   ` Junio C Hamano
2017-11-19 17:31     ` Christoph Michelbach
2017-11-19 17:42       ` Robert P. J. Day
2017-11-19 18:55         ` Christoph Michelbach
2017-11-20  1:17       ` Junio C Hamano
2017-11-21 23:44         ` Christoph Michelbach
2017-11-22  1:14           ` Junio C Hamano
2017-11-22 19:09             ` Christoph Michelbach
2017-11-24  2:10             ` Re*: " Junio C Hamano

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