Pre-commit Configuration Guide
The main aim of this repository is to act as a guide on how to configure the pre-commit hooks in your existing python projects.
Pre-commit hooks are small “scripts” that are run locally on staged files when using the
git commit command. Basically these scripts run each time right when you try to commit your code locally. We can set configurations such that code quality is checked each time we attempt to commit the code and commit is prevented if the pre-defined standards are not met. This ensures that only quality code gets staged and is pushed to the repository.
Instructions to configure the pre-commit hooks
Navigate to your project’s root directory and activate your virtual environment
Install the required packages
pip install pre-commit pip install pylint
Copy the following files from this project to your own project’s root directory
Install the pre-commit
Run these commands within your virtual environment:
Stage your files
Note that pre-commit runs only on files that you have already staged; meaning that you have already performed the
git add command on them So if you have not staged your changes yet, you can do so with the following command
git add .
Now the pre-commit script will check your project’s formatting when you attempt to commit your code. Commit is approved only when the pre-commit script finds your code well formatted and documented.
Note: You can also run the pre-commit script without attempting to commit (for test purposes). Use the command below to run the pre-commit script manually.
pre-commit run --all-files