In some situations, you may want to exclude a few files from Codacy analysis and there are few ways for you to achieve this on Codacy.
You can exclude some files from your project analysis on your Project Settings -> Ignored files and select the files you want to ignore. This view only shows the files that are on your main branch.
Codacy configuration file
If you want to ignore files in a certain category (duplication, metrics or coverage) or in a specific tool (e.g. rubocop), you can create a file similar to the one below and add it to the root of the project with the files you want to ignore. This will ignore files in all branches
The file name must be ".codacy.yaml" or ".codacy.yml".
--- engines: rubocop: enabled: true exclude_paths: - config/engines.yml duplication: enabled: true exclude_paths: - config/engines.yml metrics: enabled: true exclude_paths: - config/engines.yml coverage: enabled: true exclude_paths: - config/engines.yml exclude_paths: - .bundle/ - spec/**/* - benchmarks/**/* - '*.min.js'
Please note that if the Codacy configuration file exists in the repo and if you have 'exclude paths' the settings defined in the UI (shown above), will not apply.
Other considerations about ignored files
In some cases, you can also ignore some files using your own configuration files although this depends on this option being supported by the tool itself.
Also there are few files that Codacy ignores by default, matching the following regular exceptions: