Incrementally deploy data over the FTP protocol
This is a grunt task for code deployment over the ftp protocol. Being rewrite of grunt-ftp-deploy it works incrementally unlike its predecessor. It mirrors remote location to the given local location removing excess directories and files. Additionally it tries to intellectually upload only changed files.
NOTE: with the limited abilities of FTP, the only adequate way to track changes is to track them locally. It means that each run will compare set of files to the previous run and not the server state. Therefore:
To use this task you will need to include the following configuration in your grunt file:
ftpush:build:auth:host: 'server.com'port: 21authKey: 'key1'src: 'path/to/source/folder'dest: '/path/to/destination/folder'exclusions: 'path/to/source/folder/**/.DS_Store' 'path/to/source/folder/**/Thumbs.db' 'dist/tmp'keep: '/important/images/at/server/*.jpg'
and load the task:
The parameters in our configuration are:
hostparameter will be used
minimatch. Please note that the definitions should be relative to the project root
Usernames and passwords are stored as a JSON object in a file named
.ftppass. This file should be located in the same folder as your
.ftppass should have the following format:
"key1":"username": "username1""password": "password1""key2":"username": "username2""password": "password2"
This way we can save as many username / password combinations as we want and look them up by the
authKey value defined in the grunt config file where the rest of the target parameters are defined.
IMPORTANT: make sure that the
.ftppass file uses double quotes (which is the proper JSON syntax) instead of single quotes for the names of the keys and the string values.
It also is built by taking advantage of the great work of Sergi Mansilla and his jsftp node.js module and suited for the 0.4.x branch of grunt.