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Custom deploy message for gh-pages #913

dcastil opened this Issue Mar 2, 2018 · 11 comments


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dcastil commented Mar 2, 2018

I try to change the default commit message for gh-pages to one with an environment variable of the build. My deploy configuration in .travis.yml looks like this:

  provider: pages
  skip-cleanup: true
  local-dir: build
  github-token: $GITHUB_TOKEN
  keep-history: true
  commit_message: "Deploy release ${TRAVIS_TAG}"
    branch: master
    tags: true

But Travis is still deploying with the default commit message and I couldn't find any solution to this after further research. Am I missing something?


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BanzaiMan commented Mar 3, 2018

At the moment, the pages provider does not provide you with means to do that.


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dcastil commented Mar 6, 2018

Oh, what a pity. But thanks for the reply!

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Kristinita commented Mar 13, 2018


In past I deploy my site to GitHub Pages, use .sh script. Part of script:

commitHash=$(git rev-parse HEAD)
commitMessage=$(git log -1 --pretty=%B)
detailedMessage="Commit$TRAVIS_REPO_SLUG/commit/$commitHash pushed to GitHub Pages by Travis CI build $TRAVIS_BUILD_NUMBER —$TRAVIS_REPO_SLUG/builds/$TRAVIS_BUILD_ID"
git commit -m "$commitMessage" -m "$detailedMessage"


Custom commit message

It would be nice, if would be possible similar commit messages



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BanzaiMan commented Mar 14, 2018

Reopening to see if anyone is interested in adding this feature.

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BanzaiMan commented Mar 14, 2018

The code is here:

def github_commit
committer_name, _ = identify_preferred_committer
print_step "Preparing to deploy #{@target_branch} branch to gh-pages (workdir: #{Dir.pwd})" "touch \"deployed at `date` by #{committer_name}\"" if @deployment_file "echo '#{@gh_fqdn}' > CNAME" if @gh_fqdn 'git add -A .' "git commit#{@git_commit_opts} -qm 'Deploy #{@project_name} to #{@gh_ref}:#{@target_branch}'" 'git show --stat-count=10 HEAD'

Some care would be necessary to pass correctly escaped string to do the job.


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diegoferigo commented Apr 1, 2018

Interested as well in this feature! It would be awesome to have the possibility of specifying a custom message, when done manually I always used something similar as @Kristinita comment, which includes:

  • last commit SHA-1

It actually would be enough to allow committing from the before_deploy step, and then the deploy pipeline only has to push the changes. The current implementation though creates the folder in /tmp after before_deploy.


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pexcn commented Apr 7, 2018

I hope add this option:

commit_message: "[AUTO BUILD] `date +'%Y-%m-%d %T'`"    # support the commands

then commit message like:

[AUTO BUILD] 2018-04-07 22:29:06

sarahdayan referenced this issue in sarahdayan/dpl Jun 18, 2018


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sarahdayan commented Jun 18, 2018

I've opened an PR to add this feature: #824

I'm not well-versed in Ruby so this may not be optimal, but I'm willing to get better so shoot your suggestions if you have any 🙂


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salmanulfarzy commented Sep 17, 2018

PR awaiting review at #824


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BanzaiMan commented Sep 17, 2018

The PR needs testing.

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