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commit a1cc80994358bf88d0301e8348a2411bf50814b8
parent 5a036ea6927bc6c309242f7e386a0a309ee67cb1
Author: pyratebeard <>
Date:   Fri, 11 Nov 2022 20:40:15 +0000


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diff --git a/entry/ b/entry/ @@ -6,7 +6,6 @@ For note taking I make use of the [VimWiki](TK){target="_blank" rel="noreferrer" This has worked well for years, but one thing I have not been good at is committing and pushing changes straight away. In order to improve my workflow I make use of two git hooks, one in the local repo and one in the remote bare repo. -### hook me up Git hooks are scripts which can be run at various times in a git workflow. When they run is based on the name of the script. If you look in the ".git/hooks" directory of a repo you should see some sample scripts. @@ -42,3 +41,32 @@ In the end I used a command in my ~/.vimrc ``` set :Gac git commit -a -m "updates" ``` + +Now as soon as I have finished updating my wiki I can incant +``` +:Gac +``` + +and the updates will be committed and pushed, albeit with a generic commit message. + +Once the changes are pushed to my git server they hit another hook, `post-receive`. +``` +#!/bin/sh +ssh wikiserver "cd /grimoire ; git pull" +``` + +As soon as the remote bare repo receives any updates the hook will perform a `git pull` of my wiki on the server I host it on, causing my Gollum page to be updated instantly. + +The finally thing I have done is to change the hooks directory in my local repo. With the default dir, ".git/hooks", nothing can be tracked by git. + +Instead I created a directory in the repo, ".githooks" and put my `post-commit` hook there. This way it can be tracked in the repo. + +For git to know where the hooks are update the config +``` +git config core.hooksPath .githooks +``` +*this option was introduced in got v2.9, so make sure you have that version or higher* + +As far as I know there is no way to track hooks in a remote bare repo. If you know of a way I would be interested to hear about it. + +Who needs a convoluted CI/CD pipeline when a couple of one line scripts will do. Hopefully typing `:Gac` is easy enough for me to do that I will be able to keep my wiki up to date.