Automatically sync current git project with remote host while editing

while true; do rsync -vR $(git ls-files | inotifywait -q -e modify -e attrib -e close_write --fromfile - --format '%w') user@host:dest/dir/; done
While edtiing a project under git, it is sometimes nice to sync changes immediately to a test machine. This command will take care of this if you have inotifywait installed on the developement machine. Note the -R (relative) in rsync. with rsync foo/bar/baz user@host:dest/dir/ it will put 'baz' in dest/dir/foo/bar/ which is what we want. this can be turned into a function for additionnal flexibility : function gitwatch() { if [ -z $1 ]; then echo "You must provide a rsync destination" return fi while true; do rsync -vR $(git ls-files | inotifywait -q -e modify -e attrib -e close_write --fromfile - --format '%w') $1 done }

By: leucos
2014-01-21 10:31:41

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