Use a short bash script to do deployment from your own computer directly to your
So Yihui recommends using Netlify, or even Travis-CI in the Blogdown book. I wasn’t willing to setup a custom domain yet, and some of my posts involve a lot of personally created packages, etc, that I don’t want to debug installation on Travis. So, I wanted a simple script I could call on my laptop that would copy the
/public directory to the repo for my
github.io site, and then push the changes.
Here is the simple script I ended up using:
#!/bin/bash org_dir=`pwd` cd path/to/github.io/repo/ #rm -rf * cp -Rfu path/to/blogdown/public/* . git add * commit_time=`date` git commit -m "update at $commit_time" git push origin master cd $org_dir
It changes directories, because to push from a
git repo I’m pretty sure you need to be in the directory, so it also makes sure to go back there at the end. It then copies the contents of
/public to the repo,
adds all the files, and then uses the current time-stamp as the commit message, and finally pushes all the updates.