As a DevOps engineer, you must have heard at least something about GitOps. GitOps is a set of practices that allows to manage infrastructure and application configurations using Git as a single source of truth. Building CI/CD pipelines is one major DevOps responsibility, which usually is triggered by a git commit. While developing, we might need to test a deployment pipeline, by pushing a “test” git commit. You really don’t wanna commit empty files, hence you can create an empty commit by following the steps below.
Step 1. Create an empty git commit:
git commit --allow-empty -m "Trigger test deployment"
Step 2. Push the commit to the remote repository:
Empty git commits will show up in your history, so you could either squash or remove them, which will be a topic about in a future post.
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