I believe that the following script will valuable to testers who are not using
SVN, yet wish to have the most recent version of WordPress installed on their
server. This does not involve any manual intervention.
Put install_nightly.sh in your home directory and make it a cron job.
==== install_nightly.sh ====
cd /home/<username>/tmp # need full path for cron
gunzip wordpress-`date +%Y-%m-%d`.tar.gz
tar xf wordpress-`date +%Y-%m-%d`.tar # uncompress and untar
cp -rf wordpress ~/public_html/<your_wordpress_dir> # overwrite old files
rm -rf wordpress # clean up
rm /home/<username>/public_html/<your_wordpress_dir>/wp-admin/install* # secure
Cron job should be set to run after the nightly version was made available.
Alternatively, you can get yesterday's nightly by replacing:
`date -d "1 day ago" +%Y-%m-%d`
The above script:
* needs to specify username for your home directory to be accessed
* needs your WordPress installation dir/path
Hope this helps someone...