So here at Videa, we require that Git commits have the TFS Work Item # in the Commit message for linking the work to the Work Item.
In order so that I don’t forget ever again, I wrote a commit-msg hook in Git to keep me honest.
Save the following as “.git/hooks/commit-msg” in your Git Repo. This works on Windows and *nix with any tool that uses the git command line (SourceTree does, however other tools are YMMV)
#!/bin/bash grep -EHnq "^((Fixes|Resolves|PBI|Bug|Task|Work Item|WI): (\#([0-9])+|None)|Merge branch '(.*)' into)+" "$1"; RET=$? if [ $RET -eq 0 ]; then exit 0 fi echo "ERROR: Work Item # missing in commit message" 1>&2 exit 1