Jeff King <> writes:

> On Wed, Aug 20, 2014 at 08:55:52PM +1200, Chris Packham wrote:
>> I actually find the existing behaviour useful. If I want to disable a
>> hook to I can just chmod -x .git/hook/... and I then chmod +x it when
>> I want to re-enable it. I guess I could live with an extra warning as
>> long as the command still succeeds.
> You could do the same thing "mv $hook $hook.disabled" but it involves
> retraining your fingers. I kind of agree that the existing system of
> respecting the executable bit is nice, though: it does what you told it
> to do, and a misconfiguration is your problem, not the system's. It's
> perhaps worth changing if people frequently get the executable-bit thing
> wrong, but I don't know whether they do or not.
> I kind of feel like we had a similar discussion around items in PATH,
> but I don't remember how it resolved.

I don't either, but IIRC the primary tricky point was what happens
when a component of $PATH list is inaccessible, making us unable to
even know if an executable we are looking for exists there or not,
which is slightly a different issue.

And I also kind of agree that the existing system is nice.  It may
sound like a good idea to warn when there is even a slight chance of
misconfiguration on the user's side, but for this particular one, it
has been a designed-in behaviour for a long time, and it may be
unwise to change it.

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