Can't detect cherry-picked vs. local user commits via REST API

There is an end case that I am trying to detect in our BitBucket Pre-Receive script. The case is quite simple. A developer creates a bugfix branch off of master and begins doing work. They perform some local commits then push their bugfix branch into BitBucket.

I want to determine if the user is creating a new commit or has cherry-picked an existing commit from another branch (previously committed and pushed to master).

For lack of a better approach I would like to use the REST API to check each commit hash to see if its been previously committed.

My calls to

http://<our bitbucket instance>/rest/api/1.0/users/testuser/repos/testrepo/commits/<commit hash>

should return a 404 for new commits.

When I type a random commit hash I get a 404 via CURL which is expected

When I type a previously committed hash I get valid commit details via CURL which is expected

When I iterate through the list of commits in a Pre-Receive hook all new and old commits are found via the REST call. Does BitBucket internalize all commits before the Pre-Receive hook is executed? Is there any other way to detect this case via a REST call?

0 answers

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
How to earn badges on the Atlassian Community

How to earn badges on the Atlassian Community

Badges are a great way to show off community activity, whether you’re a newbie or a Champion.

Learn more
Community showcase
Posted Jun 12, 2018 in Bitbucket

Do you use any Atlassian products for your personal projects?

After spinning my wheels trying to get organized enough to write a book for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) I took my affinity for Atlassian products from my work life and decided to tr...

23,036 views 26 12
Join discussion

Atlassian User Groups

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find a group

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you