We’ve all been there. We need to trigger something from a commit to a
repository, and instead of triggering the build directly, we end up tweaking
something in a file, committing it, and pushing it.
It’s usually just adding a blank line (and subsequently removing it, depending
on where in the dance we are) to the
README.md file. Couple that with some
toxic waste of a commit message like
While this post won’t help you get rid of the crappy commit message, it will
save you a step by showing you how to perform a
git commit without changing any files.
To make this magic happen, we need to include the aptly named
--allow-empty argument when running
With our new, and very empty, commit created, simply
git push as you normally would!