Install with pip install git-review
For assistance installing pip on your os check out get-pip: http://pip.readthedocs.org/en/latest/installing.html
For installation from source simply add git-review to your $PATH after installing the dependencies listed in requirements.txt
By default, git-review will look for a remote named ‘gerrit’ for working with Gerrit. If the remote exists, git-review will submit the current branch to HEAD:refs/for/master at that remote.
If the Gerrit remote does not exist, git-review looks for a file called .gitreview at the root of the repository with information about the gerrit remote. Assuming that file is present, git-review should be able to automatically configure your repository the first time it is run.
The name of the Gerrit remote is configurable; see the configuration section below.
Example .gitreview file (used to upload for git-review itself):
[gerrit] host=review.openstack.org port=29418 project=openstack-infra/git-review.git defaultbranch=master
Required values: host, project
Optional values: port (default: 29418), defaultbranch (default: master), defaultremote (default: gerrit).
git-review has a custom hook mechanism to run a script before certain actions. This is done in the same spirit as the classic hooks in git.
There are two types of hooks, a global one which is stored in ~/.config/git-review/hooks/ and one local to the repository stored in .git/hooks/ with the other git hook scripts.
The script needs be executable before getting executed
The name of the script is $action-review where action can be :
if the script returns with an exit status different than zero, git-review will exit with the a custom shell exit code 71.