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commit-message-validator is a tool that validates commit messages to our commit message guidelines. It requires Python 3.3+ or 2.7. The preferred method of installation is to use a virtualenv and git hooks.

# Create a new virtualenv in the directory "cmv" in your home directory
cd ~
virtualenv cmv
# Install from pypi
~/cmv/bin/pip install commit-message-validator
# Configure the git hook. You'll need to do this for every git repo you wish to run it on
cd /path/to/git/repository
~/cmv/bin/commit-message-validator install

# to update to the latest release
~/cmv/bin/pip install -U commit-message-validator

The git hook will run after you make the commit, and tell you about any errors you might have made so you can go back and amend your change.

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