This article is about Codeship Basic.

Ignoring Commands Per Branch

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What is including or excluding a specific branch?

For a variety of reasons, you may want to either only run commands on certain branches (i.e. only run custom alert commands on the master branch) or exclude commands from running on certain branches (i.e. never run acceptance tests if on a branch that starts with feature/*).

Below you will find scripts that you can use on your project’s setup and test commands to accomplish both scenarios.

These commands must be entered as single lines in your setup or test commands to be executed properly. Multiple line commands will get treated as separate commands instead of a single command. If you want to write a longer command as multiple lines, you should write it in a script file and then call that script instead.

Using Include / Exclude Commands Per Branch

Skip A Command On Specific Branches

If you don’t want to run a command on a specific branch use the following syntax. In this example we run your command on every branch except gh_pages.

if [ "$CI_BRANCH" != "gh-pages" ]; then YOUR_COMMAND; fi

Only Run A Command On Specific Branches

If you want to run a specific command only on one branch use the following syntax. In this example we run your command only on the master branch.

if [ "$CI_BRANCH" == "master" ]; then YOUR_COMMAND; fi

Need more help?

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We also have a couple of code examples and sample projects available for you to get started with.

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