In this section, we will see how to push code with GitHub actions.
We will create a file named
example.txt and add some content in it and push it to a new branch that you provide in the workflow.
on: push: branches: - master name: Create and push file jobs: create-and-push-file: name: Create and push file runs-on: ubuntu-latest steps: - uses: actions/checkout@master - name: Create and push file uses: './' env: USER_NAME: example USER_EMAIL: example@nouser.(none) BRANCH_NAME: code-push-example COMMIT_MESSAGE: "Action add file"
USER_EMAIL will be the actor who will push the code in the new branch.
#!/bin/bash # Install git # Ubuntu container by default do not have git installed. apt update && apt install git -y # Add git config git config --global user.name "$USER_NAME" git config --global user.email "$USER_EMAIL" cd $GITHUB_WORKSPACE # Create example.txt touch "example.txt" # Put some content in example.txt echo "You are doing awesome !" > example.txt # Checkout branch name based on Variable provided in workflow git checkout -b $BRANCH_NAME # Stage files and changes git add . # Commit message git commit -m "$COMMIT_MESSAGE" # Push the code git push origin $BRANCH_NAME
Push the code and when the action completes you will see the results.
You can save more time in the action by creating a custom Docker Image for the action. By applying this you will reduce a step where docker image will be built by action. Don’t worry if you did not understand this, you will learn this by creating more and more time-consuming processes.
If you want to know more about GitHub actions and other GitHub tools checkout GitHub lab at https://lab.github.com/