How to Install git-ftp on Windows

I use git-ftp to deploy my hexo blog from a git repo to an FTP site. Getting it setup on Windows was non-trivial. Here’s how I got it working.

1. Install Chocolatey

2. Install git

choco install git

3. Install cygwin

choco install cygwin

Run this twice if it fails the first time. Here’s how it failed for me.

ERROR: Running ["C:\Users\jong\AppData\Local\Temp\Cygwin\2.6.1\setup-x86_64.exe" --quiet-mode --site --packages default --root C:\tools\cygwin --local-package-dir C:\tools\cygwin --no-desktop ] was not successful. Exit code was '1'. See log for possible error messages.
Environment Vars (like PATH) have changed. Close/reopen your shell to
see the changes (or in powershell/cmd.exe just type `refreshenv`).
The install of cygwin was NOT successful.
Error while running 'C:\ProgramData\chocolatey\lib\Cygwin\tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1'.
See log for details.
Chocolatey installed 1/2 packages. 1 packages failed.
See the log for details (C:\ProgramData\chocolatey\logs\chocolatey.log).
- cygwin (exited 1) - Error while running 'C:\ProgramData\chocolatey\lib\Cygwin\tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1'.
See log for details.

If you get this error: “Please ensure you have Cygwin installed” then follow the steps here

If you can’t get cygwin to install, then just install it directly from the cygwin website here:

4. Install cyg-get

choco install cyg-get

5. Install cyg-get curl package

cyg-get curl

6. Open Cygwin Terminal

7. Get git-ftp

curl > /bin/git-ftp

8. Make git-ftp Executable

chmod +x /bin/git-ftp

9. Run git-ftp

git ftp

You will see the following output.

10. Add cygwin to Windows PATH Environment Variable

So you can execute cygwin command from a Windows Command Prompt, open up Environment variables and add this to your path.


11. Open a Windows Command Prompt and run git ftp

git ftp

Once again, you will see the output, but this time from Windows instead of the cygwin Terminal.

See the git-ftp GitHub repo for usage instructions.