Follow me on this magical adventure to git-enlightenment.
I’m doing all of this by editing my
post-receive hook and then force-pushing a nonsense commit to kick git.
Digging around in the GoGS repository settings turned up a panel to edit the hooks. This was neither challenging or interesting; so is not described here.
One gotcha here; you need your account to allow hooks. Hooks allow you to run whatever logic as the git user. Presumably running whatever code is a privilege and needs to be limited. The details are in this link; you can enable hooks from the admin panel. https://discuss.gogs.io/t/how-to-use-custom-git-hooks/967
Is it bash?
The first question is what language are these written in?
I’m going to assume it’s
bash - let’s try that out with this;
#!/bin/sh echo 'hello world!'
I edited the hook (saved the settings) and then pushed a nonce commit to see what happened. Amidst the usually sea of words, I saw this;
remote: Resolving deltas: 100% (102/102), completed with 60 local objects. remote: hello world!
Yass! That’s a thread to pull on.
Where does it run?
I need to know what folder the hooks are running in. Again; I edited the script and pushed a nonsense commit.
#!/bin/sh echo 'hello world!' echo $(pwd)
… yields …
remote: Resolving deltas: 100% (102/102), completed with 60 local objects. remote: hello world! remote: /var/hosting/princeps/servo-skull.git
So far; nothing weird. That means that the hook is run in the root folder of the repository.
I need to push … somewhere … when it’s run. I need to; - setup ssh-keys - set the remote repository - actually push on commit
Creating the SSH Key
I changed the hook (again) and pushed an useless commit (again) to generate and print out an ssh-key.
#!/bin/sh if [ ! -f ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub ]; then ssh-keygen -f ~/.ssh/id_rsa -t rsa -N fi cat ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub
Connect to server
With this, I need to scan the server into the
This step … shouldn’t actually work.
It’ll connect to the server then kick out an error; which is probably fine.
#!/bin/sh ssh -o StrictHostKeyChecking=no firstname.lastname@example.org uptime
The commands to add the remote can only be executed once. I think; it’s what I did.
(My git-fu might be weak)
#!/bin/sh git remote add gitlab email@example.com:whomever/whatever.git
Actual Push Command
As a final step; change the hook to just be this;
#!/bin/sh # push all branches to gitlab git push gitlab --all --force
Now if/when you push, GoGS (or whatever) will push through to the named server.