Periodically deploying Middleman static site

The new makzan.net is built on top of Middleman static site generator. Then I deploy the site as a Github pages.

I use middleman-deploy gem to setup the Github pages deployment, which I follow their default setting:

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activate :deploy do |deploy|
  deploy.build_before = true
  deploy.method = :git
end

I use Cloud9 for development and run the following cron job hourly.

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5 * * * * /project_path/build_and_deploy.sh > /project_path/cron.log 2>&1

In which, the build_and_deploy.sh executes the middleman deploycommand under the project folder.

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!/usr/bin/env bash

source /usr/local/rvm/environments/ruby-2.2.1
source /home/ubuntu/.nvm/nvm.sh

cd /project_path

middleman deploy

The source is to make the rvm and node environment works from the cron environment.

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