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authorPaolo Bonzini <>2008-02-05 07:04:18 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2008-02-06 10:26:55 (GMT)
commit8089c85bcba89464b9b2a32fa948ed85eb367e70 (patch)
tree8a7bd3867356a060ca942123607e3dc95f0ef603 /templates/hooks--commit-msg
parentec84bd000a89e657b36136ec927144cd13f26079 (diff)
git-commit: add a prepare-commit-msg hook
The prepare-commit-msg hook is run whenever a "fresh" commit message is prepared, just before it is shown in the editor (if it is). Its purpose is to modify the commit message in-place. It takes one to three parameters. The first is the name of the file that the commit log message. The second is the source of the commit message, and can be: "message" (if a -m or -F option was given); "template" (if a -t option was given or the configuration option commit.template is set); "merge" (if the commit is a merge or a .git/MERGE_MSG file exists); "squash" (if a .git/SQUASH_MSG file exists); or "commit", followed by a commit SHA1 as the third parameter (if a -c, -C or --amend option was given). If its exit status is non-zero, git-commit will abort. The hook is not suppressed by the --no-verify option, so it should not be used as a replacement for the pre-commit hook. The sample prepare-commit-msg comments out the `Conflicts:` part of a merge's commit message; other examples are commented out, including adding a Signed-off-by line at the bottom of the commit messsage, that the user can then edit or discard altogether. Signed-off-by: Paolo Bonzini <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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diff --git a/templates/hooks--commit-msg b/templates/hooks--commit-msg
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@@ -9,6 +9,9 @@
# To enable this hook, make this file executable.
# Uncomment the below to add a Signed-off-by line to the message.
+# Doing this in a hook is a bad idea in general, but the prepare-commit-msg
+# hook is more suited to it.
# SOB=$(git var GIT_AUTHOR_IDENT | sed -n 's/^\(.*>\).*$/Signed-off-by: \1/p')
# grep -qs "^$SOB" "$1" || echo "$SOB" >> "$1"