Although Buddy’s actions are preconfigured, this doesn’t mean it gives you any less control over your workflow. In fact, each action can be fully modified, allowing you to change the Docker image, install packages required by your app, attach databases, and so on.

In case of deployment actions, you can select source and remote paths, select the revision on the server so that you don’t have to upload everything from scratch, but also use ignore patterns to exclude files from upload. Let’s have a closer look at that last feature now.

Use Case 1

Let’s say you have an assets directory with .PNG files that you want to update. However, you don’t want to update any other .PNG files from your repository. In this case you can do as follows:

  1. Click More options to expand Ignore Paths
  2. Add *.png to the ignore box
  3. Add assets to the exclude box

Use Case 2

Here we have a repository with multiple directories, but we only want to deploy from two of them.

  1. Click More options to expand Ignore Paths
  2. Add * to the ignore box to leave out all directories
  3. In the exclude box, add the paths to the folders you want to deploy

Until now, this could be achieved with two deployment actions and setting an individual source path for each. However, this wasn’t possible for AWS Elastic Beanstalk and Deployment to Lambda actions.

Syntax

Pattern Action
config all files named ‘config’
*.png all PNG files
/config all files named ‘config’ located in the ROOT directory
config/ all directories named ‘config’ together with their contents
/config/ the directory named ‘config’ located in the ROOT directory together with their contents
dir/name* all files starting with ‘name’ in ‘dir’ folder
/dir/name* all files starting with ‘name’ in ‘dir’ folder located in the ROOT directory
test* all files starting with ‘test’
test*/ all directories starting with ‘test’
/test*/ all directories starting with ‘test’ located in the ROOT directory

All syntax patterns are available in-app under ? by the ignore box:

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