Pushing a branch with a tag

Say I have workflow1 & workflow2. If pushes to any branch trigger workflow1 & tags trigger workflow2, how can i prevent both workflow1 & workflow2 to be triggered when I push a branch with tags?

$ git commit --allow-empty -m “Dummy commit”
$ git tag -a 1.0.0 -m ‘nothing here’
$ git push --tags origin master // triggers both workflows

I don’t want the above to trigger both workflows. I just want workflow2.

Hi @Aurelius,

the trigger items are processed in the order you define it, so define the tag related item before the push related item.

@Aurelius my previous message was not correct. In your case you push a commit and also a tag, so you fire two git events (tag and push).

If you would just add a tag to a commit then, you would only fire a tag event.

$ git tag -a 1.0.0 -m ‘nothing here’
$ git push --tags origin master // triggers only tag

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Or to push just a specific tag, instead of all tags (git push --tags will push all local tags to the remote):

git push origin : TAG


git push origin : 1.0.0

This pushes only the 1.0.0 to the remote named origin (the default remote).

One more note: your git push will trigger both a Push and a Tag because you use annotated tags (git tag -a). An annotated tag is actually a git commit + tag, so the push counts as both (GitHub will send two separate webhooks, one for a push and one for the tag).

A non annotated tag does not generate a commit, so it will not trigger a “Commit/Push” event.


git tag 1.0.0
git push origin : 1.0.0

will only trigger a Tag event.

I hope this helps, if you have any questions just let us know! :slight_smile: