Adventures in Git: Deploy on Push
by Annika Backstrom in Adventures in Git, on 27 March 2013. It is tagged and #git.
For posterity, here's a small Git
post-receive script to update a checkout
when the bare repository receives a push:
#!/bin/sh GIT_WORK_TREE=/path/to/git/clone git checkout -f
GIT_WORK_TREE is the path to the checked-out files, not the bare
repository. You can only push to bare repos! If you get this error message on
push, make a bare repo with
git init --bare and push to that instead.
Writing objects: 100% (3/3), 274 bytes, done. Total 3 (delta 0), reused 0 (delta 0) remote: error: refusing to update checked out branch: refs/heads/master remote: error: By default, updating the current branch in a non-bare repository remote: error: is denied, because it will make the index and work tree inconsistent remote: error: with what you pushed, and will require 'git reset --hard' to match remote: error: the work tree to HEAD. remote: error: remote: error: You can set 'receive.denyCurrentBranch' configuration variable to remote: error: 'ignore' or 'warn' in the remote repository to allow pushing into remote: error: its current branch; however, this is not recommended unless you remote: error: arranged to update its work tree to match what you pushed in some remote: error: other way. remote: error: remote: error: To squelch this message and still keep the default behaviour, set remote: error: 'receive.denyCurrentBranch' configuration variable to 'refuse'. To /path/to/repo ! [remote rejected] master -> master (branch is currently checked out) error: failed to push some refs to '/path/to/repo'