Scooby Scooby - 3 years ago 296
Groovy Question

access workspace in jenkins pipeline

I have a jenkins pipeline job with the job config pulling Jenkinsfile from a repo . Once the job runs and pulls the jenkinsfile, it clones the repo and I can see it in workspace icon for the job.

Now when in Jenkinsfile I do cd ${workspace} and ls , it doesnt display anything. How do I access the workspace of the repo of the Jenkinsfile ? Or does it just store the Jenkinsfile itself ?

This is my Jenkinsfile :

node ("master"){
// Mark the code checkout 'Checkout'....
stage 'Checkout'
sh "pwd ; ls"

As I run it, I get the following log:

> GitHub pull request #282 of commit
> 0045a729838aae0738966423ff19c250151ed636, no merge conflicts. Setting
> status of 0045a729838aae0738966423ff19c250151ed636 to PENDING with url
> and message: 'Pull request builder
> for this security group pr started' Using context: SG Terraform
> Validate/Plan
> > git rev-parse --is-inside-work-tree # timeout=10 Fetching changes from the remote Git repository
> > git config remote.origin.url # timeout=10 Fetching
> upstream changes from
> > git --version # timeout=10 using GIT_ASKPASS to set credentials wsjbuild
> > git fetch --tags --progress
> +refs/heads/*:refs/remotes/origin/*
> > git rev-parse origin/master^{commit} # timeout=10 Checking out Revision 9dd8491b7b18c47eac09cec5a4bff4f16df979bf (origin/master)
> > git config core.sparsecheckout # timeout=10
> > git checkout -f 9dd8491b7b18c47eac09cec5a4bff4f16df979bf First time build. Skipping changelog. [Pipeline] node Running on master in
> /var/lib/jenkins/workspace/test1 [Pipeline] { [Pipeline] stage
> (Checkout) Using the ‘stage’ step without a block argument is
> deprecated Entering stage Checkout Proceeding [Pipeline] wrap
> [Pipeline] { [Pipeline] sh [test1] Running shell script
> + cd /var/lib/jenkins/workspace/test1
> + ls

My question specifically is that to get the Jenkinsfile it clones the djin-sg repo. Its in the workspace as well. So When I do ls why does it show no files ?

As I go to the Jenkins job pipeline steps and open workspace in console I can see the full repo in workspace but I cant seem to access it in the job.

Answer Source

You can do checkout scm to actually checkout a repository to the workspace or you can find it under ../${env.JOB_NAME}@script only on master.
It's better to always checkout checkout scm manually because slaves do not have ../$env.JOB_NAME@script folder.

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