Playing with git hooks
Git scm offers a very interesting technique, called hooks. A hook is basically a trigger which is fired after the specific event occurs. If you create a new git repository with
git init the folder .git/hooks with a couple of sample shell scripts is created. I personally use a hook to automate the deployment process of this website. After a commit is made, I automatically run a
jekyll build and then copy the newly created site to the server.
My current post-commit script looks like the following, simple but effective:
#!/bin/bash jekyll build scp -r _site/* user@host:/home/user/html/
rsync. Now the scripts looks as follows:
#!/bin/bash jekyll build rsync --update --progress -r _site/* user@host:/home/user/html/