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How to commit ONLY modified files using Bamboo Source Control Task

As part of my build process, I want to commit/push files that have been modified up to my repo. 

I have used the new Source Control Task in Bamboo available in Bamboo 6.7.1 and whilst in commits my modified files, it will also add files that should not be committed to the repo.


How can I edit the task to push only modified files?


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Daniel Santos
Atlassian Team
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Dec 26, 2018

Hi @Greg McElroy,

You will need to set the Checkout Directory field on your Source Code Checkout task. and only modify the files you want to commit on that specific folder. Any new files added there will be added to the repository. The Repository Commit task does not provide an option to disable the addition of new files. All files and folders modified outside of that folder will not be committed to your repository.

After running some tests I decided to create a feature request for this: Repository commit task usability issue (adding files). Please take a look at it, add any comments you have and vote on it if you think it addresses your issue properly.

Hi @Daniel Santos

Thanks for creating the request!


I ended up adding all the new files that were being created, as a result of the build, to our gitignore file. This works for now but I imagine it could become a bit of a headache to support and maintain in the future. 

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Daniel Santos
Atlassian Team
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Jan 02, 2019

Yeah, it may become a problem later.

I think that at some point you will need to change the structure as recommended above. Even though we add later a new option in the repository commit task to disable the addition of files automatically, that will still be the repository structure area. If you need at some point to add files to your repository you will need to clean the repository area first.

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