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Re: Git hooks don't run while commiting in worktree via git-gui

Hi Ivan,

On Tue, 18 Dec 2018, Иван Могиш wrote:

> Hello.
> There is a little difference in behavior when you are committing to
> the worktree from CLI or some git client (tortoisegit/sourcetree) and
> embedded git gui.
> If you configure git hooks in your repository and then add a worktree
> (via git worktree add), hooks from main repository works well both in
> main directory and in worktree, if you are using CLI/third-party GUI.
> Committing in the main directory via embedded git-gui works fine too,
> hooks are running. But when you try to commit in the worktree
> directory from git-gui, hooks don't work.
> I think I've found the cause of this:
> https://github.com/git/git/blob/master/git-gui/lib/commit.tcl#L238
> variable fd equals {} because proc githook_read calls proc gitdir to
> determine path to hooks.
> https://github.com/git/git/blob/master/git-gui/git-gui.sh#L626
> This proc use variable _gitdir for calculating result. This var equals
> the result of executing git rev-parse --git-dir
> https://github.com/git/git/blob/master/git-gui/git-gui.sh#L1245
> So, the path to hooks for worktree is
> path_to_main_repo/.git/worktrees/my_worktree/hooks, but there are no
> hooks. Hooks are in path_to_main_repo/.git/hooks, from where they are
> correctly (or not?) executed by git cli, while running from worktree
> directory.
> If we put hooks to path_to_main_repo/.git/worktrees/my_worktree/hooks
> too, they will work both in git citool and CLI/third-party GUI. But
> they will execute different files, and it may cause some problems.

Sounds like you need https://github.com/git-for-windows/git/pull/1757
(we do not currently have a responsive maintainer for Git GUI,
unfortunately, otherwise this patch would have made it into an official
Git version already).

That patch also has the benefit of heeding core.hooksPath.


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> Ivan Mogish
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