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Re: STDOUT and Hook Scripts

From: Ted Stern <dodecatheon_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Mar 2010 10:31:30 -0800

On 10 Mar 2010 05:30:03 -0800, David Weintraub wrote:
> I know that when you run a hook, the STDOUT is not returned to the
> user, and STDERR is only returned if that hook returns a non-zero exit
> code.
> However, I'm writing a post-commit hook, and I'd like to know if it is
> possible to pipe STDOUT to another process as part of the hook script.
> For example, in a post-commit hook, I have a Perl script that collects
> watch information, and I'd like to pipe the output of that script to
> another script that will do the actual notification. Can I do the
> following in my post-commit script:
> watch-file.pl | notify.pl
> Is that possible?

What about this basic shell manipulation?


exec 1>&2 # combine stdout with stderr

# do stuff that generates stdout

if [ <condition> ] ; then
   exit 1 # return non-zero exit every time there's stdout


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