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Clean working directory in yaml bamboo specs

Omar Herrera Community Leader Mar 03, 2018

There is a default option like clean working directory on ui task or  for clean build in source code checkout on ui task?

Whe need clean working directory  before each build without make a line script for this.

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Jeyanthan I Atlassian Team Mar 05, 2018

Hi Omar,

YAML Specs has limited options that are meant for simplest configurations. We do not have an explicit option as you see in the (YAML documentationlike a "Clean working directory after each build" option that you see in Bamboo UI under Plan configuration -> Miscellaneous tab.

You will have to start your definition with script task like below to have a clean working directory:

  - jobs:
      - scripts:
          - rm -rf ${}
- #your scripts here
Omar Herrera Community Leader Mar 05, 2018

Ok Thanks

Omar Herrera Community Leader Mar 09, 2018

Hi @Jeyanthan I I tried your solution but I got a new issue.

1. It's on the beginning of my script the source code was deleted and the build plan fails.

2. I put them at the end of my script and in this case the artifacts was deleted.

I don't have a clearly workaround for this.


Jeyanthan I Atlassian Team Apr 07, 2018

Is it possible for you to move the artifacts to a different location before you had to clean your working directory? This way, you avoid artifacts from being deleted.

@Jeyanthan I I cannot find a feature request for this. Will this be ever added to YAML specs?

Hi @Eduard Babayan and @Omar Herrera,

I have created a feature request here - BAM-19918. Please feel free to upvote and leave your comments there.

Omar Herrera Community Leader Jun 01, 2018

Excellent @Jeyanthan I I'm already voted the issue.

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Jeyanthan I Atlassian Team Feb 18, 2019

Hi Omar,

Just so you know, this feature is now implemented in the upcoming version - Bamboo 6.9.0

Omar Herrera Community Leader Feb 18, 2019

Thanks @Jeyanthan I  that's a very good news.

@Jeyanthan I I went to vote on BAM-19918 and noted that it's closed with a resolution of fixed.

Looking at the YAML spec reference 6.10.3 here there does not appear to be a way to configure this task to clean after the artefacts are created for the current job.

Can you please clarify if this was updated and thus how to produce a YAML file where the job cleans AFTER the job is completed?

I was also struggling with this.

You need to look under Miscellaneous plugins in the dokumentation


Here it is described:

    clean-working-dir: true

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