Skipping a given commit or Pull Request

Depending on your settings, every code change in your repository can trigger Bitrise builds. However, if you need to, you can skip a specific commit or pull request. Skipping means, in this context, that a code change will NOT trigger a build on Bitrise, even if the triggers are set up to do so.

Skipping a commit

To make sure a specific commit does not trigger a build, include either [skip ci] or [ci skip] in the commit message:

This is not important, please [skip ci]


I just changed the README

[ci skip]

Only the head/last commit message is checked!

If you push more than one commit, only the last (head) commit’s message will be checked for the skip ci pattern!

If you do want to start a build after all, you have two choices:

Push an empty commit

Git allows to create and push empty commits. If you want to build a skipped build you can do git commit --allow-empty -m "I decided to run this" on the related branch and push the commit.

Skipping a Pull Request

Pull Requests are treated as (virtual) commits themselves, where the commit message is the title + description of the pull request. It is not the commit messages of the individual commits that make up the pull request!

If you want to skip a pull request, you have to include the skip ci pattern in the pull request’s title or description, and not in the commit’s message!

Once you decide to not to skip the pull request / more commits in the pull request, you can simply remove the skip ci pattern from the pull request’s title or description. This should automatically trigger a new build with the latest commit, and all future commits of the pull request will be built too (unless you add a skip ci pattern again).