Using container checkout doesn't checkout hidden files

I have the following job set up

tests:
        name: Integration tests
        runs-on: ubuntu-latest

        container:
            image: wordpress:5.4.1-php7.2
            env:
                WORDPRESS_DB_HOST: mysql
                WORDPRESS_DB_USER: admin
                WORDPRESS_DB_PASSWORD: ""
                WORDPRESS_DB_NAME: wordpresstest
            ports:
                - 8080:80
            volumes:
                - wordpress:/var/www/html/:rw
            options: --cpus 2

        services:
            mysql:
                image: mysql:5.7
                env:
                    MYSQL_ALLOW_EMPTY_PASSWORD: yes
                    MYSQL_DATABASE: wordpresstest
                ports:
                    - 3306
                options: --health-cmd="mysqladmin ping" --health-interval=10s --health-timeout=5s --health-retries=3

        steps:
            - name: Checkout
              uses: actions/checkout@v2

            - name: PHP setup
              uses: shivammathur/setup-php@v2
              with:
                php-version: 7.2
                coverage: pcov

            - name: Set Node.js version
              uses: actions/setup-node@v1
              with:
                node-version: 14

            - name: Copy .env.testing
              run: yes | cp .env.actions.testing .env.testing

it’s not fully complete because I have two issues here (and I’m probably not understanding things right).

When I get to the last step it fails because none of my hidden files (except .gitattributes and .gitignore) are present in the checkout phase. But when I had wordpress as a service and not a container, everything was checked out correctly. 

Another thing that confuses me is, if I’m in a container (in my case WordPress one), shouldn’t I see all the WordPress files when I do ls -all?

Or are the steps executed on the GH host machine, and the container is started, but the only way to access it would be to exec into it?

Hi @dingo-d ,

Please use ‘v1’ for checkout action. 

When container is defined, your job steps are executed on the docker container, which is different with services(steps executed on github runner).

It seems checkout v2 action excludes the files which start with dot, it’s recommended to raise a query on the list for confirmation.

Thanks.

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Thanks! I’ve added an issue on the repo, in the meantime I’ll try with v1.