For some reason my post-received hook never executes. It's a simple two liner diagnostic script: echo "test" && touch /tmp/test. When I do git push origin master nothing happens. Does any-one know what am I doing wrong?

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    Have you ensured that the script is executable (and if it's a shell script, properly formatted with a valid #!interpreter line)? This is the source of 99% of the "my post-receive hook doesn't work" complaints :) – voretaq7 May 11 '10 at 16:52

If you're using http, know that HTTP does not support hooks and you could ssh:/


Make sure that the script file itself is actually executable.

chmod ug+x .git/hooks/post-receive

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