Thanks for your answer Am Sonntag, 28. Oktober 2012 12:50:15 UTC+1 schrieb Thomas Ferris Nicolaisen: > > This reminds me of a similar but related question: How can we get SVN's > keyword substitution in Git. > > The short answer is: you can't. But when you think about it, this file you > want to create is actually just duplicating information which exists > elsewhere. The right way to go about it is to find some step in your > build/deployment mechanism, and create this file on the fly. We build our > products using Maven and Gradle, and both these build-tools have places > where we can hook in and generate a version.txt file with interesting > information from Git. > > I think it is not a real keyword subsitution, because Git does not store any information about numbering or anything else. In my depolyment process it should be used for creating the documentation, so I need the "date of the checkout" and the branch / tag name. This information are in the repo all time, so I need only to push them into a code file on the checkout.
Another way is to create it on checkout, as suggested in the git-scm.combook: > > From http://git-scm.com/book/ch7-2.html: > > SVN- or CVS-style keyword expansion is often requested by developers used > to those systems. The main problem with this in Git is that you can’t > modify a file with information about the commit after you’ve committed, > because Git checksums the file first. However, you can inject text into a > file when it’s checked out and remove it again before it’s added to a > commit. Git attributes offers you two ways to do this.[...] > > I have read this chapter and I don't want modify the file on commiting. I have a central repo in which each local repo is pushed, the documentation is created on the server. I have create a post-received hook for doing this, but I would like to add some information of the actually code before the documentation is created -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Git for human beings" group. To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msg/git-users/-/tyOHAVfooZcJ. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to git-users+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/git-users?hl=en.