I use GitLab Community Edition 8.2 and want to add post-commit hook.

I created file path_to_project.git/custom_hooks/post-commit with rights

$ ls -l1 custom_hooks/post-commit
-rwxr-xr-x 1 git git 45 Dec 14 21:31 custom_hooks/post-commit

and content

echo "test custom" > /tmp/hook

as described here: http://doc.gitlab.com/ce/hooks/custom_hooks.html

But it not work (check by commiting via web interface). I tried also 'normal' git hook placement (project.git/hooks/post-commit), but it not work also.


post-commit is a client-side hook and you can not implement it on server.

According to Gitlab documentation: http://doc.gitlab.com/ce/hooks/custom_hooks.html, you can implement a server-side custom hook (pre-receive, post-receive, and update) at the server.

Examples of server-side git hooks include pre-receive, post-receive, and update. See Git SCM Server-Side Hooks for more information about each hook type.

If you want to customize a client-side hook, you will need to change the original hook code or put your custom script at client under .git/hooks. Read more here: What are Git hooks?

And here is all about custom hooks: Customizing Git - Git Hooks

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  • Yes, I tried to put that hook to .git/hooks (where is post-receive, pre-receive and update hooks located). Nothing changed. – strangeman Dec 17 '15 at 11:20
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    Well, please read again the differences between client-side and server-side hooks. The documentation is about server-side hooks. Those are located at server under ... gitlab-shell/hooks. Check this: gitlab.com/gitlab-org/gitlab-ce/issues/1742 – Diamond Dec 17 '15 at 11:26
  • Ohhh. I'm stupid. :( Sorry for inattentive read. All working as expected with post-receive hook, post-commit isn't work on server side, you're right. – strangeman Dec 17 '15 at 11:45
  • Glad that you could sort it out :) – Diamond Dec 17 '15 at 11:49

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