If you want to add files to index in the post-receive hook, you will find it is possible to execute normal
git add just as you usually do in other client hooks. In the
post-receive hook, to add files to index, you have to first reset the environment variable
GIT_WORK_TREE to the right directory, then
git add would act normally as what you wish.
A post-receive hook that adds files and makes a commit
Suppose your remote repository is a non-bare one. Below is a full example of a post-receive hook that makes a commit.
#!/bin/sh # Set GIT_WORK_TREE to the upper folder of .git export GIT_DIR=`pwd`; cd ..; export GIT_WORK_TREE=`pwd` # Make a commit git add git commit -m 'my commit'
Environment variables used in the script:
- GIT_DIR, the location of the
- GIT_WORK_TREE, the location of the root of the working directory for a non-bare repository.