Exclude specific directories, files, or file types from analysis

Tags: Flow

Exclude a directory, file, or file type by adding it to the ignore list. Adding a file type to the ignore list tells Flow to ignore that file type and remove it from reports. When you ignore a file type, Flow automatically reprocesses the repository and the file type no longer appears in reports.

Who can use this?



Note: Ignoring file types applies to files at the repo level, not at the integration and organization levels. If you want to exclude file types for multiple repos, you must add the exclusion for each repo.

Exclude/add specific directories, files, or file types by repo

  1. Click Settings in the top navigation of Flow. Using the left navigation under Integrations, click Repos.
  2. Select the repo/s you wish to edit/change the Paths to Ignore file then click Edit Paths to Ignore from the drop down menu.
  3. Update the list and click Save.
  4. Confirm your changes by clicking Confirm. If your changes are successful, you will see a Success! message.
  5. View your changes by selecting the repo that you just edited. You can also update the Paths to Ignore file if necessary.

What files types and directories does Flow ignore by default?

The following is a comprehensive list of everything we ignore by default. 

Well-known directories



















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