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Re: Please clarify hooks

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_red-bean.com>
Date: 2007-10-10 19:25:41 CEST

[moving to dev@subversion.tigris.org]

Sounds like the text within post-commit.tmpl itself should be
clarified. There's an explicit paragraph in the template that says
"on windows, you should name the hook script post-commit.bat or
post-commit.exe", but there's no text which says "on unix, this file
(or whatever hook script you use) must be named 'post-commit' and be

Book wording aside, this seems like a really easy change to the
default post-commit.tmpl text. Should we file an enhancement issue?

On 10/10/07, Auke Booij <auke.booij@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello svn pepz,
> I've recently tried to set up hooks for my server, in particular a
> post-commit hook. It took me days to find out that I had to rename
> post-commit.tmpl to post-commit in the hooks/ directory. I read the
> complete text in the post-commit.tmpl file (though I have to forgive
> that I did not exactl read everything in the book), which suggested that
> THAT file was executed and not a post-commit file. Nothing in the
> post-commit.tmpl file suggested that I had to rename anything and, apart
> from only one single sentence in the svnbook, the same went for the book.
> Of course, this is not just your fault, I just had to think a little
> deeper and realize that a template is not something actually being used.
> Though, it would sure be nice to clarify the complete hooks section. An
> example set of files, for example a very basic email or log script, with
> the files post-commit and logger (the sh script) given, would be nice. I
> personally know how to use chmod, but it would be handy for a lot of
> users to explain that they should run chmod a+x myscript.
> Thanks,
> Auke Booij.
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