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npm install @edunse/deployer@1.2.3




It mainly used by myself to deploy express.js servers or Angular 2+ projects (Angular Universal as well), but you can use it for a lot of things. This repo allows you to deploy files on server, remove old files (e.g. old angular hashed bundles, which you don't need after deploying new ones), restart a server (e.g. Angular Universal server) by running command line commands and other cool stuff.


Just install this module globally:

npm install -g @edunse/deployer


To make a config process easier, there is a command to initialize an environment on first setup:

cd /home/myproject # first navigate to your project folder
deployer init # then run the initialization

What it makes:

  1. Creates an empty config file in a root directory (the file name is deploy.config.js);
  2. Adds the config file name to .gitignore (because it's bad to push username/password to a repository);
  3. Adds a deployment script to package.json (to make a deployment with npm run deploy).

Right after the initialization your config file will be located in a root directory. You should change its content for your own purposes.

Example of deploy.config.js

module.exports = {
    host: 'XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX', // host ip or domain
    username: 'root',
    password: 'root_password',
    // list of tasks, they will be running in presented order one after another
    // there is 3 types of tasks available: upload, clear, command
    tasks: [
            name: 'upload',
            src: './dist/browser',
            dest: '/home/browser',
            name: 'upload',
            src: [
            dest: '/home/browser/assets',
            name: 'clear', // remove files on the server
            dest: '/home/browser/', // in the remote folder
            filesOlder: 24 * 3600 * 1000, // optional, files older than the value (milliseconds)
            fileTest: /\.(js|css)$/, // optional, check this regexp to file names which should be removed
            name: 'command', // run a command
            src: '/home/server', // optional, will go to the folder before running the command
            command: 'pm2 restart server', // result of this command will be shown in console


To execute tasks in a config file, run the command:

deployer deploy

or if you initialized an environment:

npm run deploy