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authorJonathan Nieder <>2010-05-19 19:01:47 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2010-05-20 03:45:30 (GMT)
commitcc24a1d809c75f0b6e5b1e56134b5127196bb2fb (patch)
parentd07ef715757ab1c2436c59adca92484fa46b2b41 (diff)
post-receive-email: document command-line mode
According to the default hooks/post-receive file, the hook is called with three arguments on stdin: <oldrev> <newrev> <refname> In command-line mode, the arguments come in a different order, because the email hook instead calls: generate_email $2 $3 $1 Add a comment to explain why, based on comments from the mailing list and the commit message to v1.5.1~9. Thanks to Andy for the explanation. Requested-by: martin f. krafft <> Cc: Andy Parkins <> Signed-off-by: Jonathan Nieder <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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diff --git a/contrib/hooks/post-receive-email b/contrib/hooks/post-receive-email
index 58a35c8..30ae63d 100755
--- a/contrib/hooks/post-receive-email
+++ b/contrib/hooks/post-receive-email
@@ -23,6 +23,13 @@
# possible for the email to be from someone other than the person doing the
# push.
+# To help with debugging and use on pre-v1.5.1 git servers, this script will
+# also obey the interface of hooks/update, taking its arguments on the
+# command line. Unfortunately, hooks/update is called once for each ref.
+# To avoid firing one email per ref, this script just prints its output to
+# the screen when used in this mode. The output can then be redirected if
+# wanted.
# Config
# ------
# hooks.mailinglist