Netlify Ignore Build for specific files

Is there a way to ignore the build when specific files are modified. I have a lot of files that are not part of the build, but are used in the development process.

I read about Build Ignore, but cannot figure out how to build a list of files to ignore. The files may be at the root level or inside sub-directories. Can I get an example of how to achieve this?

Thanks!

Hi @deepfriedbrain

If they are used in development, do you need to commit them? Can’t you exclude them locally (git ignore) and only commit the necessary ones?