How to override the netlify build config

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Problem

As part of the migration from Gatsby to Statiq, I wanted to keep the original site running with gatsby but deploy the new branch using statiq.

Solution

First, we need to allow branch deploys for our branch.

Build Setting UI
Build Setting UI

In the above screenshot, my branch for the migration is named statiq.

To override the build settings set in the Netlify UI, we can add the following snippet to netlify.toml

[build]
  command = "dotnet run --project ./subDir/"
  publish = "./subDir/output"

So, what’s happening here?

  • Line 1: Apply the build settings globally and override anything set in the UI.
  • Line 2: Use the dotnet run as the build command and specify the project path.
  • Line 3: The relative directory to the root directory containing the deploy-ready HTML files and assets.

Conclusion

The advantage of updating the netlify.toml file is that when we merge our branch back to master, it will automatically use Statiq to build the site.

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