How to trigger a GitHub workflow action on changes to specific files?

You can use “on” in your GitHub workflow file to automatically trigger GitHub workflow actions on changes to specific files.

Step 1: Create a personal access token in GitHub.

Step 2: Create a GitHub repository using REST API.

Step 3: Create a workflow definition for GitHub actions.

Note: We have used “on” with “push” and “paths” events to make GitHub automatically trigger GitHub workflow actions on changes to certain files.

Step 4: Upload the workflow file and perform git push operations.

Observe: During the first push to the master/main branch, no GitHub action was triggered as there was no “yaml” file in the repository. In the second push, we have added a “yaml” file hence the action gets triggered.

Step 5: Clean up.

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