exclude files from triggering a travis ci build on github


Our organization uses travis-ci within github for basic sanity checking when a change is committed. Is there a way to prevent a full travis build/run when changes to specific files or file types are made?

As the simplest example: if someone makes a change to the README.md file and wants to commit directly to master, we don't need to do a CI run before allowing this.

Jens A. Koch

You might instruct your team to add [skip ci] to your commit messages, e.g.

git commit -m "updated readme [skip ci]".

This means that this Github commit (after it is pushed) will not trigger a Travis-CI run.

The alternative is to accept that a commit triggers a Travis-CI run, but then simply do condition checks inside your .travis.yml (or scripts executed by it) to exclude processing of unit-tests, etc. In other words: there will be a CI run, but all heavy script stuff could be skipped.

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