grunt-diff-deploy

Deploy a folder using FTP. It uploads differences only. It can handle server generated files mixed with the uploaded ones.

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grunt-diff-deploy

Deploy a folder using FTP. It uploads differences only. It can handle server generated files mixed with the uploaded ones.

Getting Started

This plugin requires Grunt ~0.4.1

If you haven't used Grunt before, be sure to check out the Getting Started guide, as it explains how to create a Gruntfile as well as install and use Grunt plugins. Once you're familiar with that process, you may install this plugin with this command:

npm install grunt-diff-deploy --save-dev

Once the plugin has been installed, it may be enabled inside your Gruntfile with this line of JavaScript:

grunt.loadNpmTasks('grunt-diff-deploy');

The "push" task

Overview

In your project's Gruntfile, add a section named push to the data object passed into grunt.initConfig().

grunt.initConfig({
  push: {
    options: {
      // Task-specific options go here.
    },
    your_target: {
      // Target-specific file lists and/or options go here.
    },
  },
})

Options

options.host

Type: String Default value: localhost

Host to connect to.

options.remoteBase

Type: String Default value: .

If you want to upload files to a subdirectory of the remote computer, specify the path here.

options.disablePerms

Type: Boolean Default value: false

The task issues a CHMOD command to the server for each file & folder. If the remote host does not have implemented / actived that feature it will ignore the error messages.

This option allows you to stop these tries if anyhow they're not needed.

Usage Examples

Common usage

The most common usage of this task: uploading to a host the contents of a folder called deploy, building the routes taking deploy as the base path.

grunt.initConfig({
  push: {
    options: {
      host: 'example.com',
    },
    files: [
      {
        src: ['**', '**/.*'],
        cwd: 'deploy',
        expand: true,
      },
    ],
  },
})

Upload to a subfolder

Same as before, but uploading all files to a subfolder of the host.

grunt.initConfig({
  push: {
    options: {
      host: 'example.com',
      remoteBase: 'mysubfolder1/mysubfolder2',
    },
    files: [
      {
        src: ['**', '**/.*'],
        cwd: 'deploy',
        expand: true,
      },
    ],
  },
})

Contributing

In lieu of a formal styleguide, take care to maintain the existing coding style. Add unit tests for any new or changed functionality. Lint and test your code using Grunt.

Release History

  • 2013-12-06 v0.3.0 Add option to disable CHMOD commands. Ignore CHMOD errors. Fixes #1.
  • 2013-12-05 v0.2.6 Fix octal constant.
  • 2013-12-05 v0.2.5 Fix perms sending.
  • 2013-11-21 v0.2.4 Add a log line with the dest host.
  • 2013-11-21 v0.2.3 Fix recursion level in async calls.
  • 2013-11-21 v0.2.2 Fix output logs calcs.
  • 2013-11-21 v0.2.1 Fix package URLs.
  • 2013-11-21 v0.2 Remove base configuration (guess it from the dest path). Fix FS stat problems.
  • 2013-11-21 v0.1.1 Fix problem when opening too many files.
  • 2013-11-21 v0.1.0 Release initial push task.
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