Automating WinSCP to Deploy a Site

This is just a snippet of code to automate the deployment of a website (Hugo, Jeykll, etc.) by using WinSCP. I’m using WinSCP because I need WebDAV. I want the script to connect to remote, change to the websites directory and upload the new website version from a folder (overwriting everything in the process) before disconnecting. Here is the script.

open davs://

cd /path/to/website/directory

put C:\Path\To\New\Site\*



This was the first attempt at running the script. It worked but the terminal did not wait for the command to complete, which wasn’t ideal. The only way to confirm it had finished was by reviewing the log file.

"C:\Program Files (x86)\WinSCP\WinSCP.exe" /log="C:\Path\To\Script\WinSCP.log" /ini=nul /script="C:\Path\To\Script\Deploy website.txt"

WinSCP also provides a .com file for scripting, which will cause the terminal to wait.

"C:\Program Files (x86)\WinSCP\" /log="C:\Path\To\Script\WinSCP.log" /ini=nul /script="C:\Path\To\Script\Deploy website.txt"