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File types in the Filesystem

September 29, 2017

File types in the Filesystem

One of the most important components of pipelines is the filesystem: a reserved disk space with a clone of your repository, where Buddy installs dependencies, merges & compresses the assets, and generates artifacts.

With this week's release we've added a UI distinction for three types of files and folders in the filesystem:

  • repository files – files cloned directly from your repository
  • artifact files – files processed or created by the pipeline, for example merged CSS, WAR files or Zip archives
  • static files – files manually uploaded to the filesystem, for example config files whose assets you don't want to commit to the repository for security reasons

Filesystem tabFilesystem tab

TIP: If you want to read more about the filesystem and learn the difference between deploying from the repository and the filesystem, check out this guide.


Alexander Kus

Alexander Kus

Customer Success Manager

A story-teller and conversation-lover, Alexander decided to invest his skills to help his friends at Buddy transform the cold language of patch notes into exciting narratives. Also: an avid gamer, hip-hop DJ, Liverpool FC fan, absentminded husband, and the father of two.