create commit from plugin

How can one create a commit from within a plugin?

We would like to add an empty commit immediately after creating a branch. Branches are only created through the BitBucket GUI.

An event listener is in place, and the necessary components are succesfully autowired. But the creation of the commit fails with "Caused by: com.atlassian.bitbucket.scm.CommandFailedException: '/usr/bin/git commit -m ebo-bitbuckit-commit --' exited with code 128 saying: fatal: This operation must be run in a work tree"


What are we missing? Or should we try a different route?



public void onRefsChanged(AbstractRepositoryRefsChangedEvent event) {
Repository repo = event.getRepository();
File repoDir = gitScmConfig.getRepositoryDir(repo);

final GitCommitBuilder builder = builderFactory.builder(repo).commit() // create a commit builder
.workingDirectory(repoDir) // run on the correct path
final String sha = SomeOutputHandler()).call();


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Hi David! For this kind of questions, my recommendation would be to post it at, that's where our developer community hangs out :)



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