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README.md

grunt-rsync-2

Copy files to a (remote) machine running an SSH daemon with 'rsync'.

See also: https://github.com/jedrichards/grunt-rsync

Getting Started

rsync has to be installed on the local and remote system. rsync must be able to connect to the host without password (e.g. public key authentication)

Install with: npm install grunt-rsync-2

Inside your grunt.js file add :

grunt.loadNpmTasks('grunt-rsync-2');

and a task named rsync (see Configuration)!

Configuration

Add a configuration like this:

grunt.initConfig({
  ...
  rsync: {
        deploy: {
          files: 'dist/',
          options: {
            host      : "example.com",
            port      : "1023",
            user      : "jdoe",
            remoteBase: "~/production"
          }
        }
      },
    ...
});

This will transfer the content of the dist directory (relative to the current directory) to the host directory ~/production (relative to the user home) on the host example.com:1023 logged in with jdoe.

Warning: Files on the remote machine will be overridden

File option: files

  • files: defines the files and directories to transfer from local to remote machine. files can be an String (supports grunts globbing) or a map of <String>:<String> or <String>:[<String>].

Examples:

Simple file-descriptor:
rsync: {
  deploy: {
    files: 'dist/**/*.jpg' // globbing
    ...
  }  
}

selects all jpg-images from all directories in dist

Mapping single file-descriptor:
rsync: {
  deploy: {
    files: {'images/' : 'dist/**/*.jpg'} // map <String>:<String>
    options: {
      ...
      remoteBase: "~/production"
    }
  }  
}

selects all jpg-images from all directories in dist to remote ~/production/images/

Mapping multiple file-descriptor:
rsync: {
  deploy: {
    files: {'images/' : ['dist/images/*.jpg', 'dist/img/*.jpg']} // map <String>:[<String>]
    options: {
      ...
      remoteBase: "~/production"
    }
  }  
}

selects all jpg-images from images and img directories in dist to remote ~/production/images/

rsync options: options

  • host: the hostname or ip (ip4/ip6). Default: localhost
  • port: the port of the ssh server on the host. Default: 22
  • user: the user name on the remote to log in with.
  • remoteBase: the path from root (defined by the ssh server) to the directory to place the content in. Default: ~
  • preserveTimes: keeps the origin timestamp. Default: false
  • preservePermissions: keeps the rights. Default: true
  • clean: deletes all files in target that are not in source (internally the rsync options --delete and --delete-after)
  • compression: transfer with compression. Default: true
  • recursive: transfer the source directory recursivly Default: true
  • additionalOptions: rsync commandline arguments (see man rsync) Default: ''

Release History

  • 0.1.2.1 : readded done for async calls (thanks to bigmomma)
  • 0.1.2 : grunt-4.0 support (big thanks to cmaddalozzo)
  • 0.1.1 : initial release to github and npm

Contribution

License

Copyright (c) 2012 Jan-Philip Loos Licensed under the MIT license.

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