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Re: hook to get info on commit, and include that in a file that is part of the commit




On Mon, Feb 4, 2019 at 9:15 PM brian m. carlson
<sandals@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> On Mon, Feb 04, 2019 at 09:00:42PM -0500, Larry Martell wrote:
> > Thanks for the reply. Any suggestions on how to achieve what I want to do?
> >
> > The use case is that we want to have a file that is part of the
> > install that has certain info (commit id, date of commit, commit
> > message, etc.). and we'd like that to be generated automatically.
>
> If you want to generate a file, you can certainly do that in the
> post-commit hook or using a Makefile target. You just can't check it
> into the repo. Lots of projects do this as part of their build process.
>
> An example of what you could do is "git log --pretty='tformat:%H%n%B' HEAD".
> That will print the commit hash and commit message to standard output
> for each commit. If you want just one commit, you can use "-1".

Yeah, but I want it part of the repo so it makes it to the target system.