Txomon Blog

Generic Pre Commit

March 21, 2020

I have created https://github.com/txomon/pre-commit-hooks as a generic way to have random code be specified directly in my git repos without having to create custom hooks. The inner working are basics, and you can actually check them there.

pre-commit relies on you adding a hooks repository and the hook id within it, which will be then linked to whatever scripts you have set in that hooks repository.

My solution is to create a generic hook that uses system kind of hook, and just run bash -c with it. The arguments you put are then passed to bash -c.

Such as in this repo:

  - repo: https://github.com/txomon/pre-commit-hooks
    rev: b7aeed3b9a00db8bcec16adcf07d237251b45947
      - id: text-command-always
        name: Generate site with hugo
          - hugo && git add categories/ css/ index.* sitemap.xml tags/ post/

Where I make it so that hugo will build the site every time.