In this recipe, we'll make use of the
sshexec task provided by the
ssh (0.12.2) plugin to run commands on a remote server over the SSH network protocol.
Running commands on a remote server can become a necessity during the deployment process, and when we run commands, we'd like be sure that it is being done securely. The SSH protocol is the de facto standard to run commands on remote servers, due in part to the improved security that it provides by encrypting all data that is sent over the network.
In this example, we'll work with the basic project structure that we created in the Installing Grunt on a project recipe in Chapter 1, Getting Started with Grunt. Be sure to refer to it if you are not yet familiar ...