Last Updated: February 25, 2016
· laughedelic

Bypass post-commit hook temporarily

I have a testing script, which needs to commit changes before running tests and then it reverts that commit back. So, I don't want this fake commit to call post-commit hook, which may do something that won't be restored by reverting commit.

There is an option for bypassing pre-commit hook: git commit --no-verify ..., but I haven't found anything similar for post-commit. Here is a piece of my script, with simple solution for the problem:

gitdir="$(git rev-parse --git-dir)"

# disable post-commit hook temporarily
[ -x $hook ] && chmod -x $hook

git commit -a -m "Commit all changes for testing. Will be reverted automatically"

# enable it again
chmod +x $hook

We just make the hook not executable for this commit and that's it!

Idea is taken from here