Provided by: cdist_4.0.0~pre3-2_all
cdist-type__file - Manage files
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.
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.
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
# 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
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).
Nico Schottelius <nico-cdist--@--schottelius.org> Author. 04/07/2016 CDIST-TYPE__FILE(7)