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Flexible Git Pre-Commit Hooks

Project Description

Git Patrol

The goal is to create a plug and play git pre-commit hook that completes a bunch of basic checks, but also lints each file with its language’s respective linter.

Deeply inspired by Bob Gilmore’s githooks


  1. pip install gitpatrol
  2. cd {location/of/your/repo}
  3. gitpatrol init
  4. Add a gitpatrol.toml file to root folder (samples are here)
  5. Make some changes to some files in your repo that do not respect the checkers in your gitpatrol.toml file
  6. Stage your changes for commit
  7. git commit
  8. You should get output that looks like this:
  9. The value in quotations marks at the beginning of each line is the offending character sequence, which your checker found
  10. The values in parentheses reference the checkers defined in the gitpatrol.toml file, which have found a problem with your commit
  11. Your commit will be blocked until the checkers are happy (or you disable them)


I would love it if you used the Issue Tracker to notify me of PRs you’d like to contribute to this project. There are a couple things I’d like to implement next. You can see them in the

To run tests

  1. Clone the project from its GitHub repo
  2. pip install -r dev-requirements
  3. nosetests
  4. nosetests --with-coverage --cover-html --cover-branches (runs with coverage)

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