Provided by: cdist_4.0.0~pre3-2_all bug

NAME

       cdist-type__file - Manage files

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
           __file /etc/cdist-configured
           # The same thing
           __file /etc/cdist-configured --state present
           # Delete existing file
           __file /etc/cdist-configured --state absent

           # Use __file from another type
           __file /etc/issue --source "$__type/files/archlinux" --state present

           # Supply some more settings
           __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
           __file /home/frodo/.bashrc --source "/etc/skel/.bashrc" \
              --state exists \
              --owner frodo --mode 0600

           # Take file content from stdin
           __file /tmp/whatever --owner root --group root --mode 644 --source - << DONE
           Here goes the content for /tmp/whatever
           DONE

SEE ALSO

       ·   cdist-type(7)

COPYING

       Copyright (C) 2011-2013 Nico Schottelius. Free use of this software is granted under the
       terms of the GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3).

AUTHOR

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

                                            04/07/2016                        CDIST-TYPE__FILE(7)