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authorJosh England <>2007-09-11 16:59:04 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2007-09-19 00:40:24 (GMT)
commitaf6fb4c822a5a65c7671d810127171759dff38f6 (patch)
tree8e72a9501f770d21dd28dd6363c96ff50d570811 /Documentation/hooks.txt
parent46232915d5ac84fb033ad395bbf161c9645c42c9 (diff)
Added example hook script to save/restore permissions/ownership.
Usage info is emebed in the script, but the gist of it is to run the script from a pre-commit hook to save permissions/ownership data to a file and check that file into the repository. Then, a post_merge hook reads the file and updates working tree permissions/ownership. All updates are transparent to the user (although there is a --verbose option). Merge conflicts are handled in the "read" phase (in pre-commit), and the script aborts the commit and tells you how to fix things in the case of a merge conflict in the metadata file. This same idea could be extended to handle file ACLs or other file metadata if desired. Signed-off-by: Josh England <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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diff --git a/Documentation/hooks.txt b/Documentation/hooks.txt
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@@ -97,7 +97,8 @@ This hook cannot affect the outcome of `git-merge`.
This hook can be used in conjunction with a corresponding pre-commit hook to
save and restore any form of metadata associated with the working tree
-(eg: permissions/ownership, ACLS, etc).
+(eg: permissions/ownership, ACLS, etc). See contrib/hooks/setgitperms.perl
+for an example of how to do this.