Anonymous committed df79b9f

fix update-hook-example to work with packed tag references

The update-hook-example used 'test -f' to check the tag present, which
does not work if the checked reference is packed. This check has been
changed to use 'git rev-parse $tag' instead.

Signed-off-by: Dmitry Potapov <>
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>

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File Documentation/howto/update-hook-example.txt

 # - Branches should only be fast-forwarded.
 case "$1" in
-    [ -f "$GIT_DIR/$1" ] &&
+    git rev-parse --verify -q "$1" &&
     deny >/dev/null "You can't overwrite an existing tag"