Git pre-commit hook is not running on Windows

Issue

I’m just starting to look into Git hooks, but I can’t seem to get them to run.

I set up a local repository, so there is now a ‘.git’ directory in my project folder. I have added a ‘.cmd’ file into the C:/path/to/my/project/.git/hooks directory named ‘pre-commit.cmd’. Here is the contents of this file:

echo "HOOK RUNNING"
echo. 2>C:/path/to/my/project/.git/hooks/EmptyFile.txt

This should echo the text "HOOK RUNNING" and create an empty text file in that directory. However, if I commit changes through my IDE (NetBeans) or use Git Bash to commit, neither of them seem to run my pre-commit hook, as no file is created.

My understanding is that all you have to do to get a hook to run is add an executable with the name of the hook (as I have done). Am I doing something wrong?

Note: This is on a Windows 7 PC.

Solution

Name your hook pre-commit (without any file extension).

And add #!/bin/sh on the first line or #!/bin/bash.

Answered By – Asenar

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