Git-hooks pre-push script does not receive input via STDIN

The git-hooks pre-push documentation states that the first line of stdin will be populated with the local ref and sha, and the remote ref and sha as such:

<local ref> SP <local sha1> SP <remote ref> SP <remote sha1> LF

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  • However, my simple pre-push script:

    echo "params=[$@]"
    read line
    echo "stdin=[$line]"
    exit 1

    returns the following output when a $git push is run:

    params=[origin [url]:[branch].git]
    error: failed to push some refs to '[remote]'

    The parameters to the script are as specified in the documentation (name and path of the remote). The error is expected because my script exits with a status of 1. However, I can’t seem to figure out why I’m not receiving the local and remote refs on stdin as specified by the documentation.

    Is this a bug in git? Or, am I missing something?

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  • One Solution collect form web for “Git-hooks pre-push script does not receive input via STDIN”

    Apologies if this is stating the obvious, but if there’s nothing to push, you won’t get any lines on stdin. The sample .git/hooks/pre-push.sample has a while loop:

    IFS=' '
    while read local_ref local_sha remote_ref remote_sha

    and that appears to work when I try it here with an echo inside that loop and nothing else – I get nothing when I have nothing to push, and output when I do.

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