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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 9:41 PM brian m. carlson
<sandals@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 04, 2019 at 09:18:14PM -0500, Larry Martell wrote:
> > On Mon, Feb 4, 2019 at 9:15 PM brian m. carlson
> > <sandals@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > > 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.
> You can create an additional commit for each commit that you put in with
> the additional file, or you can serialize it as a note for the commit
> (using git notes), which can then be pushed to the remote server by
> pushing refs/notes/commits.
> I'm not aware of any other way to do what you want.

Thanks. That is what I will end up doing.