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From rakatyal <>
Subject [GitHub] cordova-docs pull request: CB-10353: Make Hooks guide a reference
Date Fri, 05 Feb 2016 19:47:54 GMT
Github user rakatyal commented on a diff in the pull request:
    --- Diff: www/docs/en/dev/guide/appdev/hooks/ ---
    @@ -22,61 +22,191 @@ title: Hooks Guide
     # Hooks Guide
    +## Introduction
     Cordova Hooks represent special scripts which could be added by application and
     plugin developers or even by your own build system  to customize cordova commands.
    -Hook scripts could be defined by adding them to the special predefined folder 
    -(`/hooks`) or via configuration files (`config.xml` and `plugin.xml`) and run
    -serially in the following order:
    -* Application hooks from `/hooks`;
    -* Application hooks from `config.xml`;
    -* Plugin hooks from `plugins/.../plugin.xml`.
    -__Note__: `/hooks` directory is considered deprecated in favor of the hook elements
    -in config.xml and plugin.xml.
    -## Supported hook types
    -The following hook types are supported:
    -    after_build
    -    after_compile
    -    after_clean
    -    after_docs
    -    after_emulate
    -    after_platform_add
    -    after_platform_rm
    -    after_platform_ls
    -    after_plugin_add
    -    after_plugin_ls
    -    after_plugin_rm
    -    after_plugin_search
    -    after_plugin_install // Plugin hooks in plugin.xml are executed for a plugin being
installed only
    -    after_prepare
    -    after_run
    -    after_serve
    -    before_build
    -    before_clean
    -    before_compile
    -    before_docs
    -    before_emulate
    -    before_platform_add
    -    before_platform_rm/
    -    before_platform_ls
    -    before_plugin_add
    -    before_plugin_ls
    -    before_plugin_rm
    -    before_plugin_search/
    -    before_plugin_install // Plugin hooks in plugin.xml are executed for a plugin being
installed only
    -    before_plugin_uninstall // Plugin hooks in plugin.xml are executed for a plugin being
uninstalled only
    -    before_prepare
    -    before_run
    -    before_serve
    -    pre_package // Windows and Windows Phone only
    +There may be special activities that you would like to perform before invoking 
    +cordova commands. For example, you may have a custom tool that checks for code formatting

    +in your javascript file. And, you would like to run this tool before every build. In
    +a case, you could use a 'before_build' hook and instruct the cordova run time to run
    +custom tool to be invoked before every build. 
    +There are 2 types of hooks:
    +- Application specific hooks
    +- Plugins related hooks
    --- End diff --
    Plugins specific hooks. Should we rename these to 'Application hooks' and 'Plugin hooks'?

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