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Awesome Git Hooks – Massive Collection of Resources

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⚓ Easy-to-use git hooks for automating tasks during git workflows.

Git hooks are custom scripts you can use to automate tasks which are triggered before or after a git command is executed. There are two groups of these hooks: client-side and server-side. Client-side hooks are triggered by operations such as committing and merging, while server-side hooks run on network operations such as receiving pushed commits. This repo contains helpful resources as well as a variety of git hook scripts that can be easily customized to serve different purposes.

✔️ Nothing to install/download

✔️ Code is well-documented

✔️ Grab & go! Copy the code you want to use and paste into your .git/hooks folder

Contributions are always welcome! Please see our Contribution Guidelines. Also, if you don’t find the script you want below, you can create a new issue to request it.


Git Hook Scripts

Note: The icon next to each script signifies what language it is written in.

icon language
Bash Icon
Python Icon python
Perl Icon perl


  • enforce-insert-issue-number – Make sure user did not delete the ISSUE-[#] string that was generated by prepare-commit-msg/insert-issue-number.hook. Python Icon


  • delete-pyc-files – Delete all .pyc files every time a new branch is checked out. Python Icon
  • new-branch-alert – Display a message when a new branch is checked out for the first time. Bash Icon


  • update-server-info – Prepare a packed repository for use over dumb transports (e.g. http). Bash Icon


  • format-code – Run command to format code and re-add any files modified after formatting. Bash Icon
  • search-term – Fail commit if a specific term is found in the code. Bash Icon
  • spell-check-md-files – Check files with .md extension for spelling errors. Bash Icon
  • verify-name-and-email – Fail commit if or is incorrect. Bash Icon



  • prevent-bad-push – Prevent push of commits where the log message starts with “WIP” (work in progress). Bash Icon


  • prevent-rebase – Prevent topic branches that are already merged to ‘next’ branch from getting rebased, because allowing it would result in rebasing already published history. Bash Icon


  • fsmonitor-watchman – Output to stdout all files that have been modified since a given time. Perl Icon


  • update – Block unannotated tags from entering. Bash Icon

Quick Start

  1. Pick a hook, any hook! Try the “verify-name-and-email” one if you’re not sure where to start.
  2. Navigate to your project’s hooks folder (.git/hooks).
  3. You should see a list of files already in there. Create a new file called the exact commit type that you want to use (eg: “commit-msg”, “pre-rebase”, “pre-commit”, etc). Do not give it an extension.

create new file

  1. Open your new file and paste the code from the hook you chose out of this repo (eg: verify-name-and-email.hook).
  2. Save file. Done! Now the git hook will be triggered automatically.


  • Husky – Manage git hooks with a nice user interface.

  • Overcommit – A fully configurable and extendable git hook manager.

  • Git Build Hook Maven Plugin – Install Git hooks and config during a Maven build.

  • CaptainHook – Git hooks manager for PHP developers.

  • pre-commit – A framework for managing and maintaining multi-language pre-commit hooks.

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