Vagrant Push

Local Exec Strategy

The Vagrant Push Local Exec strategy allows the user to invoke an arbitrary shell command or script as part of a push.

Warning: The Vagrant Push Local Exec strategy does not perform any validation on the correctness of the shell script.

The Vagrant Push Local Exec strategy supports the following configuration options:

  • script - The path to a script on disk (relative to the Vagrantfile) to execute. Vagrant will attempt to convert this script to an executable, but an exception will be raised if that fails.
  • inline - The inline script to execute (as a string).
  • args (string or array) - Optional arguments to pass to the shell script when executing it as a single string. These arguments must be written as if they were typed directly on the command line, so be sure to escape characters, quote, etc. as needed. You may also pass the arguments in using an array. In this case, Vagrant will handle quoting for you.

Please note - only one of the script and inline options may be specified in a single push definition.


The Vagrant Push Local Exec strategy is defined in the Vagrantfile using the local-exec key:

Remote path:

config.push.define "local-exec" do |push|
  push.inline = <<-SCRIPT
    scp -r . server:/var/www/website

Local path:

config.push.define "local-exec" do |push|
  push.inline = <<-SCRIPT
    cp -r . /var/www/website

For more complicated scripts, you may store them in a separate file and read them from the Vagrantfile like so:

config.push.define "local-exec" do |push|
  push.script = "my-script.sh"

And then invoke the push with Vagrant:

$ vagrant push

Script Arguments

Refer to Shell Provisioner.

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