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Skip Bamboo builds using commit message?

We regularly have a need to skip running build(s) on certain commits.  All of the major public cloud CI vendors support this by adding [skip ci] in the commit message (Travis, Appveyor, CircleCI, BuildKite, etc).  Bitbucket Pipelines supports it.  Jenkins supports it with a plugin.

How can we do this with Bamboo?

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Hi @Eric Pederson,

You can achieve this in Bamboo as well through the Plan/linked repository settings at: 


If the regular expression in the Exclude changesets field matches the commit message, that commit will not trigger a build nor be tracked in Bamboo build results.

That looks almost ideal, but..

I put "skip ci" (without the quotes) into Exclude changesets and added that to my commit comment (for example: "Re-apply 66714a9 (config syntax error message) skip ci" but it still ran the plans that had this as a linked repository.

I am using Bamboo 6.1.0.

Scratch that.  This regex works:

.*skip ci.* 


Of course it would be nice to have something global so I didn't have to add this to my 50 or  so repositories but I'm happy to have it.

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Hi @Eric Pederson,

I'm glad you found the correct regex pattern to filter the commits =]
If you don't mind on accepting my answer above, that will help other community users to see that this question is solved.

Thank you for sharing your configuration an tests! That helps a lot the community.

Done - thanks again!

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Than you! =]

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