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How to easily disable a CircleCI workflow
Sometimes it’s useful to only run a subset of CircleCI jobs after each commit to a pull request branch.
For instance, if you’re working on the packaging step of your test-package-deploy pipeline, speed up your feedback loop by only running the packaging jobs after each push.
This can be done by adding a temporary commit that disables the main workflow and adds a custom one running only the jobs you care about.
You can disable a CircleCI workflow using the
# .circleci/config.yml version: 2.1 workflows: # Define a custom workflow that only runs the jobs you're interested in. temp_workflow: jobs: - build_job_1 - build_job_2 # The standard (but slow) workflow that normally runs on each push. test_build_deploy; # Temporarily disable this workflow when: false ...
Make sure you rebase out this commit before requesting review or merging the pull request; it’s just a crutch to speed up development.
See CircleCI’s docs on
when in workflows.