Cmd.execute().text loses user context while executing a git command?

(kenkyee) #1

Trying to run a “git commit -a” command from a gradle task that does
[‘git’, ‘commit’, ‘-a’, ‘-m’, ‘…’].execute().text.trim()

but it logs this into stderr:
*** Please tell me who you are.
fatal: unable to auto-detect email address

It does a bunch of stuff to make edits to a file and then tries to commit the changes so I haven’t used the task:Exec commandLine technique (though I’m not sure what the difference is between that and doing a .execute() directly?)
Also tried running this w/ “–no-daemon” in case it was running in the context of the daemon.

Is there any way to keep the context of the user running the gradle command line like a bash script would?

I could probably use one of the git gradle plugins, but I’d like to understand why gradle is not working this way first…

(kenkyee) #2

FYI, switching over to using grgit worked fine…still would like to know why doing .execute() loses user context though…