How can a pre-commit git hook runs rspec tests and prevent a commit?

How can I add a pre-commit hook that will run my rspec tests and if any fail, will not complete the commit. I can get the tests to run but not prevent the commit on any failure of them

I have copied .git/hooks/pre-commit.sample to .git/hooks/pre-commit

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  • I’ve added rspec spec near the bottom.

    The tests run as part of the commit… but a failure doesn’t stop the commit from completing.

    $ git commit -m'test'
      1) Link Good url SHOULD be valid
         Failure/Error: expect(link.valid_get?).to be false #true
           expected false
                got true
         # ./spec/models/link_spec.rb:26:in `block (2 levels) in <top (required)>'
    Finished in 32.78 seconds (files took 3.58 seconds to load)
    114 examples, 1 failure
    Failed examples:
    rspec ./spec/models/link_spec.rb:24 # Link Good url SHOULD be valid
    [79230846_hook_to_run_tests 6c09570] test
     1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)
     create mode 100644 x.x 

    Maybe I need a different way to run the rspec tests that will raise the non-zero error I need ?

    Currently it is placed at the bottom:

        echo "  git config hooks.allownonascii true"
        exit 1
    rspec spec
    exec git diff-index --check --cached $against --

    I’m doing all this in a branch (not master). Didn’t know if that was relevant.

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    I found that using

    exec rspec spec



    gave me the desired functionality –
    commit attempts trigger rspec test runs and the commit only complete if all rspec tests pass.

    If the pre-commit hook itself doing an exit zero, or is it just calling rspec?

    It might be all you need to do is add exit $? after the rspec call.

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