Mint can run tasks after other tasks without inheriting the file system contents and environment variables as with using use.

This is commonly used for scenarios such as:

  • Continuous Deployment workflows where tasks have side effects of modifying external resources and need to run in a specific order
  • Optimizing build minutes where you may want to make sure some tasks succeed before running others
  • Dependencies in the task graph where you only need an output value but no file system outputs


  - key: one
    run: echo this is task one
  - key: two
    run: echo this is task two
  - key: three
    after: [one, two]
    run: echo task three runs after one and two

Running Tasks After Other Tasks Fail

By default, using after means that the task will only run if every task listed in after succeeds. However, you may want to run some tasks after others fail. To do this, you can configure after using an expression instead of an array.

  - key: one
    run: exit 1
  - key: if-one-fails
    after: ${{ one.failed }}
    run: echo task one failed!

You can use && and || operators to list multiple tasks within the expression. For more details, see the documentation on expressions.

To control the after conditions, the following attributes are available on tasks within expressions:

  • succeeded
  • failed
  • finished
  • aborted
  • cancelled
  • skipped
  • cache-hit
  • timed-out