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Exclude GitHub repo files from being deployed

I’ve a hunch I’m going to kick myself, but…

Is there a way to commit files to repo but exclude them from being deployed?

I’ve a very simple static site and deployment using Apps works fine.

However, I’d like to document the repo too and exclude those files from being deployed.

I can’t exclude them with .gitignore because I’d like them committed to the repo.

I tried .dockerignore but the files continue to be copied.

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👋 @dazwilkin

Great question, when generating your static site, saving the content you want to deploy to a specific folder, called an output directory, will only deploy those files. Anything not in that folder will not get deployed.

This can be set under the static site component in your apps Components tab.