How to ignore changed files when publishing with Lerna

Before tagging a new version, lerna scans your codebase for changed files. If it finds a changed file, it’ll recommend a new version. This is really useful most of the time, but you only want to bump to a new version when some library functionality changes. You certainly don’t want to introduce a new version just because you changed the file.

There are two ways that you can tell lerna to ignore specific changed files.

The — ignore-changes flag



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