Github’s webhooks feature is great, hovewer many people still like to self-host their git repositories. I’m one of them, and I also like Pivotal Tracker as project management tool. So I wrote this simple git hook to automatically hook up my commits to stories in Pivotal. You will need ruby & nokogiri gem for this.
To get it to work on your remote repo:
git clone git://gist.github.com/2352380.git /tmp mv /tmp/post-receive-pivotal $YOUR_GIT_REPO/.git/hooks/post-receive
(alternatively you can keep it in .git/hooks/post-receive-pivotal and make original post-receive run it)
chmod +x $YOUR_GIT_REPO/.git/hooks/post-receive git config pivotal.token [YOUR_PIVOTAL_TOKEN]
Now you can do commit messages like “[finishes #123456] bugfix” and after you push comments will be added to your pivotal story.
Read more about awesome git hooks.