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GitHub Action for GitHub Push

The GitHub Actions for pushing to GitHub repository local changes authorizing using GitHub token.

With ease:

  • update new code placed in the repository, e.g. by running a linter on it,
  • track changes in script results using Git as archive,
  • publish page using GitHub-Pages,
  • mirror changes to a separate repository.


Example Workflow file

An example workflow to authenticate with GitHub Platform:

    runs-on: ubuntu-latest
    - uses: actions/checkout@v2
        persist-credentials: false # otherwise, the token used is the GITHUB_TOKEN, instead of your personal access token.
        fetch-depth: 0 # otherwise, there would be errors pushing refs to the destination repository.
    - name: Create local changes
      run: |
    - name: Commit files
      run: |
        git config --local "41898282+github-actions[bot]"
        git config --local "github-actions[bot]"
        git commit -m "Add changes" -a
    - name: Push changes
      uses: ad-m/github-push-action@master
        github_token: ${{ secrets.GITHUB_TOKEN }}
        branch: ${{ github.ref }}


name value default description
github_token string ${{ github.token }} GITHUB_TOKEN
or a repo scoped
Personal Access Token.
branch string (default) Destination branch to push changes.
Can be passed in using ${{ github.ref }}.
force boolean false Determines if force push is used.
tags boolean false Determines if --tags is used.
directory string '.' Directory to change to before pushing.
repository string '' Repository name.
Default or empty repository name represents
current github repository.
If you want to push to other repository,
you should make a personal access token
and use it as the github_token input.


Please be aware, if your job fails and the corresponding output log looks like the following error, update your used verson of the action to ad-m/github-push-action@master:

Push to branch ***************
fatal: unsafe repository ('/github/workspace' is owned by someone else)
To add an exception for this directory, call:

	git config --global --add /github/workspace


The Dockerfile and associated scripts and documentation in this project are released under the MIT License.

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