Selective build triggering on push

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30 Nov, 2018 09:16 PM


When I commit and push, I would like appveyor to start building my project and that works just fine.
However after that, in the on_success tag, I would like to push a newly generated file to my github repo.

- git push

This time, I do not want a new build to start. Is there way a to manage this? I could only find a solution where no build event triggers when I push, but that is not good for me.
Thank you very much.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Owen McDonnell on 30 Nov, 2018 10:45 PM

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    You can take a look at commit filtering based on files here.

  2. 2 Posted by hargitomi97 on 02 Dec, 2018 06:48 AM

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    I use the following filter:

        message: /PDF/
    - git diff-index --quiet HEAD || git commit -am "PDF"
    - git push

    This push still triggers a new build, I might have been missing something.

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Owen McDonnell on 03 Dec, 2018 05:57 AM

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    Please post the full config file and a link to the build.

  4. 4 Posted by hargitomi97 on 04 Dec, 2018 12:08 PM

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    Thank you for your help, here is my config file (bit long):

    version: 0.1.{build}
      - master
    image: Visual Studio 2017
    configuration: Release
    # patch: true
    # file: '**\AssemblyInfo.*'
    # assembly_version: '{version}'
    # assembly_file_version: '{version}'
    # assembly_informational_version: '{version}'
      patch: true
      file: '**\*.csproj'
      version: '{version}'
      package_version: '{version}'
      assembly_version: '{version}'
      file_version: '{version}'

       secure: NuXJPvfbtEJEsj358sMDapkR5DWHUt46ftc5sHll0zQkLMhc/N7zVGpLYZc0wCPC
        secure: b+lrnLDBMVds0RmnoyuVqVYz5sjgqSeY/AhWn+iTT7/+jaa4VaHihRpFaHWRs8AN
        secure: GWychdaWwFZJHzYsFL1es67HqNEgirgT3iHeewQmNSFODWFEUzn4Eu5QT1XH5C8/
        message: /PDF/

    - cmd: nuget restore
    - choco install opencover.portable
    - choco install codecov
    - ps: Install-Product node 6
    - npm install -g github-wikito-converter
    - npm install -g html-pdf
    #- cmd: dotnet pack -c Release src/SigStat.Common/SigStat.Common.csproj
      publish_nuget: true
      verbosity: normal
    - provider: NuGet
       secure: Lt06yKCteORxJGN1HKZz3WbzQXLDHsRiuJCXTVKOM9DAAC7ZR/Lr9OI4BsOHrguh

    - OpenCover.Console.exe -target:"C:/Program Files/dotnet/dotnet.exe" -targetargs:"test \"test\SigStat.Common.Test\" --configuration Release" -filter:"+[SigStat.Common*]* -[SigStat.Common.Test*]*" -oldStyle -register:user
    - codecov -f "results.xml" -r "sigstat/sigstat"

    - git config --global credential.helper store
    - ps: Add-Content "$HOME\.git-credentials" "https://$($env:access_token)`n"
    - git config --global "[email blocked]"
    - git config --global "hargitomi97"
    - md C:\projects\wiki
    - cd C:\projects\wiki
    - git clone
    - C:\projects\sigstat\docs\generator\MarkdownGenerator.exe C:\projects\sigstat\src\SigStat.Common\bin\Release\netstandard2.0\SigStat.Common.dll "C:\projects\wiki\"
    - echo All | xcopy C:\projects\sigstat\docs\md\ C:\projects\wiki\
    - cd C:\projects\wiki\
    - git add -A
    - git diff-index --quiet HEAD || git commit -am "wiki"
    - git push
    - cd C:\projects\sigstat\docs
    - gwtc C:\projects\wiki\
    - html-pdf documentation.html documentation.pdf
    - rm documentation.html
    - git add .
    - git diff-index --quiet HEAD || git commit -am "PDF"
    - git push

    Link to the corresponding build:

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by Owen McDonnell on 05 Dec, 2018 02:03 AM

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    Your project has been added as a generic git project and therefore cannot check out the appveyor.yml before the build to know if it should skip it.
    If you want to use this functionality you should create a repo on GitHub or Bitbucket as those are the two services for which this is supported as hinted at in the titile here.

  6. Ilya Finkelshteyn closed this discussion on 04 Feb, 2019 09:01 PM.

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