I have a running a Jenkins job by Jenkins pipeline. i wants to send an environmental (.env) file from my local system to my server using Publish Over SSH Plugin.

Here is my Jenkins snippet:

stage('Pull In Development') {
        when { branch 'development' }
        steps {
            script {
                sshPublisher(publishers: [
                    sshPublisherDesc(configName: 'developmment-server',
                        transfers: [
                                cleanRemote: false,
                                excludes: '',
                                execCommand: '',
                                execTimeout: 120000,
                                flatten: false,
                                makeEmptyDirs: false,
                                noDefaultExcludes: false,
                                patternSeparator: '[, ]+',
                                remoteDirectory: '/var/www/sockets',
                                remoteDirectorySDF: false,
                                removePrefix: '',
                                sourceFiles: '**/*.env'
                        usePromotionTimestamp: false,
                        useWorkspaceInPromotion: false,
                        verbose: false

Then after transferring, it shows 1 file transferred.

SSH: Connecting from host [pasha-pc]
SSH: Connecting with configuration [stage-server-v1] ...
SSH: Disconnecting configuration [stage-server-v1] ...
SSH: Transferred 1 file(s)

But when i enter the server and go to /var/www/sockets no .env file here. So am I make any mistake on SSH code.

NB: .env on git ignored file

  • can you try **/.env ? Commented May 5, 2020 at 19:46
  • @karthikeayan yes. But it's not working. when i rename .env to development.env then it works fine (sourceFiles: '*/.env') Commented May 5, 2020 at 21:50
  • The path is relative directory, Means, generally it creates files at remote home directoy, on remote server i.e. at ~/var/www/sockets
    – Krishna
    Commented Aug 20, 2021 at 3:40

1 Answer 1


Please try with double // before var in remoteDirectory: '/var/www/sockets'.

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