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       Git-ftp - Git powered FTP client written as shell script.


       git-ftp <action> [<options>] [<url>]


       Git-ftp  is an FTP client using Git ( to determine which local files to
       upload or which files to delete on the remote host.

       It saves the deployed state by uploading the SHA1 hash in the .git-ftp.log file.  There is
       no need for Git to be installed on the remote host.

       Even  if  you  play  with  different branches, git-ftp knows which files are different and
       handles only those files.  That saves time and bandwidth.


       init   Uploads all git-tracked non-ignored files to the  remote  server  and  creates  the
              .git-ftp.log file containing the SHA1 of the latest commit.

              Creates  or  updates the .git-ftp.log file on the remote host.  It assumes that you
              uploaded all other files already.  You might have done that with another program.

       push   Uploads files that have changed and deletes files that have been deleted since  the
              last  upload.   If  you  are  using GIT LFS, this uploads LFS link files, not large
              files (stored on LFS server).  To upload the LFS tracked  files,  run  git lfs pull
              before  git ftp push:  LFS link files will be replaced with large files so they can
              be uploaded.

       download (EXPERIMENTAL)
              Downloads changes from the remote host into your working tree.  This feature  needs
              lftp  to  be  installed  and does not use any power of Git.  WARNING: It can delete
              local untracked files that are not listed in your .git-ftp-ignore file.

       pull (EXPERIMENTAL)
              Downloads changes from the remote host into a separate commit and merges that  into
              your current branch.  This feature needs lftp to be installed.

       snapshot (EXPERIMENTAL)
              Downloads  files  into a new Git repository.  Takes an additional argument as local
              destination directory.  Example:  `git-ftp  snapshot
              projects/example` This feature needs lftp to be installed.

       show   Downloads last uploaded SHA1 from log and hooks `git show`.

       log    Downloads last uploaded SHA1 from log and hooks `git log`.

       add-scope <scope>
              Creates  a  new  scope  (e.g. dev, production, testing, foobar).  This is a wrapper
              action over git-config.  See SCOPES section for more information.

       remove-scope <scope>
              Remove a scope.

       help   Shows a help screen.


       -u [username], --user [username]
              FTP login name.  If no argument is given, local user will be taken.

       -p [password], --passwd [password]
              FTP password.  See -P for interactive password prompt.

       -P, --ask-passwd
              Ask for FTP password interactively.

       -k [[user]@[account]], --keychain [[user]@[account]]
              FTP password from KeyChain (Mac OS X only).

       -a, --all
              Uploads all files of current Git checkout.

       -c, --commit
              Sets SHA1 hash of last deployed commit by option.

       -A, --active
              Uses FTP active mode.  This works only if you have either no firewall and a  direct
              connection  to  the  server  or  an  FTP aware firewall.  If you don't know what it
              means, you probably won't need it.

       -b [branch], --branch [branch]
              Push a specific branch

       -s [scope], --scope [scope]
              Using a scope (e.g. dev, production, testing,  foobar).   See  SCOPE  and  DEFAULTS
              section for more information.

       -l, --lock
              Enable remote locking.

       -D, --dry-run
              Does  not  upload  or  delete anything, but tries to get the .git-ftp.log file from
              remote host.

       -f, --force
              Does not ask any questions, it just does.

       -n, --silent
              Be silent.

       -h, --help
              Prints some usage information.

       -v, --verbose
              Be verbose.

       -vv    Be as verbose as possible.  Useful for debug information.

              Specifies the remote root directory to deploy to.  The remote path in  the  URL  is

              Specifies a local directory to sync from as if it were the git project root path.

       --key  SSH private key file name for SFTP.

              SSH public key file name.  Used with –key option.

              Don't verify server's certificate.

       --cacert <file>
              Use as CA certificate store.  Useful when a server has a self-signed certificate.

              Tell  curl to disable the use of the EPSV command when doing passive FTP transfers.
              Curl will normally always first attempt to use EPSV  before  PASV,  but  with  this
              option, it will not try using EPSV.

              Stop while merging downloaded changes during the pull action.

              During  the  ftp  mirror  operation  during a pull command, consider only the files
              changed since the deployed commit.

              Bypass the pre-ftp-push hook.  See HOOKS section.

              Fails if post-ftp-push raises an error.

              Automatically run init action when running push action

              Prints version.

       -x [protocol://]host[:port], --proxy [protocol://]host[:port]
              Use the specified proxy.  This option is passed to curl.  See the curl  manual  for
              more information.


       The scheme of an URL is what you would expect


       Below  a  full featured URL to on port 2121 to path mypath using protocol


       But, there is not just FTP.  Supported protocols are:

              FTP (default if no protocol is set)



              FTP over explicit SSL (FTPES) protocol


       Upload your files to an FTP server the first time:

              $ git ftp init -u "john" -P ""

       It will authenticate with the username john and ask for  the  password.   By  default,  it
       tries  to  transfer data in EPSV mode.  Depending on the network and server configuration,
       that may fail.  You can try to add the --disable-epsv option to use the IPv4  passive  FTP
       connection  (PASV).   In  rare  circumstances,  you  can use --active for the original FTP
       transfer mode.  These options do not apply to SFTP.

       You are less likely to face connection problems with SFTP.  But be aware of the  different
       handling  of  relative  and  absolute  paths.  If the directory public_html is in the home
       directory on the server, then upload like this:

              $ git ftp init -u "john" --key "$HOME/.ssh/id_rsa" "s"

       Otherwise it will use an absolute path, for example:

              $ git ftp init -u "john" --key "$HOME/.ssh/id_rsa" "s"

       On some systems Git-ftp fails to verify the server's fingerprint.  You can  then  use  the
       --insecure   option  to  skip  the  verification.   That  will  leave  you  vulnerable  to
       man-in-the-middle attacks, but is still more secure than plain FTP.

       Git-ftp guesses the path of the public key file corresponding to your  private  key  file.
       If  you  just  have a private key, for example a .pem file, you need Git-ftp version 1.3.4
       and Curl version 7.39.0 or newer.  If you have an older version of Git-ftp  or  Curl,  you
       can create the public key with the ssh-keygen command:

              $ ssh-keygen -y -f key.pem >

       Many  people already uploaded their files to the server.  If you want to mark the uploaded
       version as the same as your local branch:

              $ git ftp catchup

       This example omits options like --user, --password and url.  See DEFAULTS below  to  learn
       how to store your configuration so that you don't need to repeat it.

       After  you  stored  the commit id of the uploaded commit via init or catchup, you can then
       upload any new commits:

              $ git ftp push

       If you discovered a bug in the last uploaded version and you want  to  go  back  by  three

              $ git checkout HEAD~3
              $ git ftp push

       Or  maybe  some files got changed on the server and you want to upload all changes between
       branch master and branch develop:

              $ git checkout develop         # This is the version which is uploaded.
              $ git ftp push --commit master # Upload changes compared to master.


       Don't repeat yourself.  Setting config defaults for git-ftp in .git/config

              $ git config git-ftp.<(url|user|password|syncroot|cacert|keychain|...)> <value>

       Everyone likes examples:

              $ git config git-ftp.user john
              $ git config git-ftp.url
              $ git config git-ftp.password secr3t
              $ git config git-ftp.syncroot path/dir
              $ git config git-ftp.cacert caCertStore
              $ git config git-ftp.deployedsha1file mySHA1File
              $ git config git-ftp.insecure 1
              $ git config git-ftp.key ~/.ssh/id_rsa
              $ git config git-ftp.keychain
              $ git config git-ftp.remote-root htdocs

       After setting those defaults, push to is as simple as

              $ git ftp push


       Need different config defaults per each system or environment?  Use the  so  called  scope

       Useful  if  you  use  multi  environment  development.   Like a development, testing and a
       production environment.

              $ git config git-ftp.<scope>.<(url|user|password|syncroot|cacert)> <value>

       So in the case below you would set a testing scope and a production scope.

       Here we set the params for the scope “testing”

              $ git config git-ftp.testing.url
              $ git config git-ftp.testing.password simp3l

       Here we set the params for the scope “production”

              $ git config git-ftp.production.user manager
              $ git config git-ftp.production.url
              $ git config git-ftp.production.password n0tThatSimp3l

       Pushing to scope testing alias using password simp3l

              $ git ftp push -s testing

       Note: The SCOPE feature can be mixed with the DEFAULTS feature.  Because we didn't set the
       user for this scope, git-ftp uses john as user as set before in DEFAULTS.

       Pushing to scope production alias using password n0tThatSimp3l

              $ git ftp push -s production

       Hint:  If  your  scope  name  is  identical with your branch name.  You can skip the scope
       argument, e.g. if your current branch is “production”:

              $ git ftp push -s

       You can also create scopes using the add-scope action.  All settings can be defined in the
       URL.  Here we create the production scope using add-scope

              $ git ftp add-scope production

       Deleting scopes is easy using the remove-scope action.

              $ git ftp remove-scope production


       Add patterns to .git-ftp-ignore and all matching file names will be ignored.  The patterns
       are interpreted as shell  glob  patterns  since  version  1.1.0.   Before  version  1.1.0,
       patterns were interpreted as regular expressions.  Here are some glob pattern examples:

       Ignoring everything in a directory named config:


       Ignoring all files having extension .txt:


       Ignoring a single file called foobar.txt:


       Ignoring Git related files:

              */.gitignore      # ignore files in sub directories


       The  .git-ftp-include  file  specifies  intentionally  untracked files that Git-ftp should
       upload.  If you have a file that should always be uploaded, add a line  beginning  with  !
       followed  by the file's name.  For example, if you have a file called VERSION.txt then add
       the following line:


       If you have a file that should be uploaded whenever a tracked file  changes,  add  a  line
       beginning  with the untracked file's name followed by a colon and the tracked file's name.
       For example, if you have a CSS file compiled from an SCSS  file  then  add  the  following


       If  you have multiple source files, you can add multiple lines for each of them.  Whenever
       one of the tracked files changes,  the  upload  of  the  paired  untracked  file  will  be


       If a local untracked file is deleted, any change of a paired tracked file will trigger the
       deletion of the remote file on the server.

       All paths are usually relative to the Git working directory.  When  using  the  --syncroot
       option, paths of tracked files (right side of the colon) are relative to the set syncroot.

              # upload "html/style.css" triggered by html/style.scss
              # with syncroot "html"

       If your source file is outside the syncroot, prefix it with a / and define a path relative
       to the Git working directory.  For example:

              # upload "dist/style.css" with syncroot "dist"

       It  is  also  possible  to  upload  whole  directories.  For example, if you use a package
       manager like composer, you can upload all vendor  packages  when  the  file  composer.lock


       But keep in mind that this will upload all files in the vendor folder, even those that are
       on the server already.  And it will not delete files from that directory  if  local  files
       are deleted.


       WARNING:  It  can delete local untracked files that are not listed in your .git-ftp-ignore

       You can use git-ftp to download from the remote host into your repository.  You will  need
       to install the lftp command line tool for that.

              git ftp download

       It uses lftp's mirror command to download all files that are different on the remote host.
       You can inspect the changes with git-diff.  But if you have some local commits  that  have
       not  been uploaded to the remote host, you may not compare to the right version.  You need
       to compare the downloaded files to the commit that was uploaded last.  This magic is  done
       automatically by

              git ftp pull

       It does the following steps for you:

              git checkout <remote-commit>
              git ftp download
              git add --all
              git commit -m '[git-ftp] remotely untracked modifications'
              git ftp catchup
              git checkout <my-branch>
              git merge <new-remote-commit>

       If  you  want  to  inspect  the  downloaded  changes before merging them into your current
       branch, add the option --no-commit.  It will stop during the merge at the end of the  pull
       action.  You can inspect the merge result first and can then decide to continue or abort.

              git ftp pull --no-commit
              # inspect the result and commit them
              git commit
              # or abort the merge
              git merge --abort

       If  you  abort the merge, the downloaded changes will stay in an unreferenced commit until
       the Git garbage collector is run.  The commit id will be printed so that you can tag it or
       create a new branch.


       This feature is experimental. The interface may change.

       Git-ftp supports client-side hook scripts during the init and the push action.

       pre-ftp-push  is  called  just  before  the  upload  to  the  server starts, but after the
       changeset of files was generated.  It can be bypassed with the –no-verify option.

       The hook is called with four parameters.  The first is the used scope or the host name  if
       no  scope  is  used.  The second parameter is the destination URL.  The third is the local
       commit id which is going to be uploaded and the fourth is the  remote  commit  id  on  the
       server which is going to be updated.

       The  standard  input is a list of all filenames to sync.  Each file is preceeded by A or D
       followed by a space.  A means that this  file  is  scheduled  for  upload,  D  means  it's
       scheduled  for  deletion.   All  entries  are  separated  by  the  NUL byte.  This list is
       different to git diff, because it has been changed by the rules  of  the  .git-ftp-include
       file and the .git-ftp-ignore file.

       Exiting with non-zero status from this script causes Git-ftp to abort and exit with status

       An example script is:

              # An example hook script to verify what is about to be uploaded.
              # Called by "git ftp push" after it has checked the remote status, but before
              # anything has been pushed. If this script exits with a non-zero status nothing
              # will be pushed.
              # This hook is called with the following parameters:
              # $1 -- Scope name if set or host name of the remote
              # $2 -- URL to which the upload is being done
              # $3 -- Local commit id which is being uploaded
              # $4 -- Remote commit id which is on the server
              # Information about the files which are being uploaded or deleted is supplied
              # as NUL separated entries to the standard input in the form:
              #   <status> <path>
              # The status is either A for upload or D for delete. The path contains the
              # path to the local file. It contains the syncroot if set.
              # This sample shows how to prevent upload of files containing the word TODO.


              while read -r -d '' status file
                  if [ "$status" = "A" ]
                      if grep 'TODO' "$file"; then
                          echo "TODO found in file $file, not uploading."
                          exit 1

              exit 0

       post-ftp-push is called after the transfer has  been  finished.   The  standard  input  is
       empty,  but  the  parameters are the same as given to the pre-ftp-push hook.  This hook is
       not bypassed by the –no-verify option.  It is meant primarily  for  notification  and  its
       exit status does not have any effect.


       In  the  backend,  Git-ftp  uses curl.  This means ~/.netrc could be used beside the other
       options of Git-ftp to authenticate.

              $ editor ~/.netrc
              login john
              password SECRET


       There are a bunch of different error codes and their corresponding error messages that may
       appear during bad conditions.  At the time of this writing, the exit codes are:

       1      Unknown error

       2      Wrong Usage

       3      Missing arguments

       4      Error while uploading

       5      Error while downloading

       6      Unknown protocol

       7      Remote locked

       8      Not a Git project

       9      The pre-ftp-push hook failed

       10     A local file operation like cd or mkdir failed


       The upstream BTS can be found at <>.


       Git-ftp  was  started by Rene Moser and is currently maintained by Maikel Linke.  Numerous
       conributions have come from Github users.  See the AUTHORS file for an incomplete list  of