My beloved DevOps tool, gnu make

Oh, yes, there is a lot of tool around for Really DevOps(TM).

But I just want to automate the task to sync remote folders with my working tree, anything else is managed with git, and that's fine.

So I thought: rsync + fuse (file system user level mounting, I hate to launch filezilla or similae)

But I really does not need gulp, grunt or anything else, a Makefile is enough, no?