How to ignore a failure in a step:
In some instances, you may need a job to continue running even if a step returns a non zero exit code. This could be due to a subsequent dependent job in a workflow, or that the success of a step is not a contributing factor to the success of your pipeline.
Note: Use the following with caution. Ensure you absolutely need this functionality for the particular step. Otherwise, failures in your jobs may go unnoticed which may have knock-on effects.
The easiest way to implement this is to set up the step as follows:
- run: my_cool_command || true
This ensures that the step always returns a zero exit code, regardless of if the command fails or not.
If you have a mutli-line command, or a script file, then you may consider overriding the default shell options to ensure an exit code zero is passed:
echo Running my cool command
For more details on how the default shell options work, and why they have been chosen as the default, please see our documentation.