Introduction: Git Hooks

Let's go over what you will learn in this chapter.

Git hooks allow you to control what the Git repository does when certain actions are performed. They’re called “hooks” because they allow you to hook a script at a specific point in the Git workflow.

In this chapter, you will cover:

  • What Git hooks are
  • Pre-commit hooks
  • Pre-receive hooks
  • The git cat-file command

By the end, you should be comfortable with what Git hooks are and able to use them in your own projects.

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