Capistrano – How to put files in the shared folder?

Folders inside your app are symlinks to folders in the shared directory. If your app writes to log/production.log, it will actually write to ../shared/log/production.log. That’s how the files end up being in the shared folder.

You can see how this works by looking at the feature specs or tests in Capistrano.

If you want to chmod these shared files, you can just do it once directly over ssh since they won’t ever be modified by Capistrano after they’ve been created.

To add a linked directory, in your deploy.rb:

set :linked_dirs, %w{bin log tmp/backup tmp/pids tmp/cache tmp/sockets vendor/bundle}

or

set :linked_dirs, fetch(:linked_dirs) + %w{public/system}

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