Provided by: cdist_5.1.3-1_all bug

NAME

       cdist-type__install_file - Manage files with install command.

DESCRIPTION

       This  cdist  type  allows you to create files, remove files and set file attributes on the
       target.

       If the file already exists on the target, then if it is a:

       regular file, and state is:

              present
                     replace it with the source file if they are not equal

              exists do nothing

       symlink
              replace it with the source file

       directory
              replace it with the source file

       In any case, make sure that the file attributes are as specified.

REQUIRED PARAMETERS

       None.

OPTIONAL PARAMETERS

       state  'present', 'absent' or 'exists', defaults to 'present' where:

              present
                     the file is exactly the one from source

              absent the file does not exist

              exists the file from source but only if it doesn't already exist

       group  Group to chgrp to.

       mode   Unix permissions, suitable for chmod.

       owner  User to chown to.

       source If supplied, copy this file from the host running cdist  to  the  target.   If  not
              supplied,  an  empty  file  or directory will be created.  If source is '-' (dash),
              take what was written to stdin as the file content.

MESSAGES

       chgrp <group>
              Changed group membership

       chown <owner>
              Changed owner

       chmod <mode>
              Changed mode

       create Empty file was created (no --source specified)

       remove File exists, but state is absent, file will be removed by generated code.

       upload File was uploaded

EXAMPLES

          # Create  /etc/cdist-configured as an empty file
          __install_file /etc/cdist-configured
          # The same thing
          __install_file /etc/cdist-configured --state present
          # Use __file from another type
          __install_file /etc/issue --source "$__type/files/archlinux" --state present
          # Delete existing file
          __install_file /etc/cdist-configured --state absent
          # Supply some more settings
          __install_file /etc/shadow --source "$__type/files/shadow" \
             --owner root --group shadow --mode 0640 \
             --state present
          # Provide a default file, but let the user change it
          __install_file /home/frodo/.bashrc --source "/etc/skel/.bashrc" \
             --state exists \
             --owner frodo --mode 0600
          # Take file content from stdin
          __install_file /tmp/whatever --owner root --group root --mode 644 --source - << DONE
              Here goes the content for /tmp/whatever
          DONE

AUTHORS

       Nico Schottelius <nico-cdist--@--schottelius.org>

COPYING

       Copyright (C) 2011-2013 Nico Schottelius. You can redistribute it and/or modify  it  under
       the  terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation,
       either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

COPYRIGHT

       ungleich GmbH 2019