Remote file task

Warning: remote_file is deprecated and was removed in Capistrano 3.7.0

The remote_file task is allowing the existence of a remote file to be set as a prerequisite. These tasks can in turn depend on local files if required. In this implementation, the fact that we’re dealing with a file in the shared path is assumed.

As an example, this task can be used to ensure that files to be linked exist before running the check:linked_files task:

namespace :deploy do
  namespace :check do
    task :linked_files => 'config/newrelic.yml'

remote_file 'config/newrelic.yml' => '/tmp/newrelic.yml', roles: :app

file '/tmp/newrelic.yml' do |t|
  sh "curl -o #{}"
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