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Ubuntu Server Cookbook by Uday R. Sawant

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Automating common tasks with Git hooks

One of the more interesting features of Git is hooks. With hooks, you can tie an arbitrary script to various Git events. Whenever a particular event, such as a git commit or git push, occurs, the script attached to that event gets executed.

Typically, an event consists of several steps, and a script can be attached to each of these steps. The most common steps are pre-event and post-event, with pre hooks executed before the event and post hooks after the event. A pre hook, such as pre-commit, is generally used to cross-check the updates and can approve or reject an actual event. A post hook is used to execute additional activities after an event, such as start a built process when a new push is received or ...

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