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cdist-type__block - Manage blocks of text in files

CDIST-TYPE__BLOCK(7) cdist CDIST-TYPE__BLOCK(7)

NAME

cdist-type__block - Manage blocks of text in files

DESCRIPTION

Manage a block of text in an existing file. The block is identified using the prefix and suffix parameters. Everything between prefix and suffix is considered to be a managed block of text.

REQUIRED PARAMETERS

text
the text to manage. If text is '-' (dash), take what was written to stdin as the text.

OPTIONAL PARAMETERS

file
the file in which to manage the text block. Defaults to object_id.
prefix
the prefix to add before the text. Defaults to #cdist:__block/$__object_id
suffix
the suffix to add after the text. Defaults to #/cdist:__block/$__object_id
state
'present' or 'absent', defaults to 'present'

MESSAGES

add
block was added
update
block was updated/changed
remove
block was removed

EXAMPLES

 
# text from argument
__block /path/to/file \
   --prefix '#start' \
   --suffix '#end' \
   --text 'some\nblock of\ntext'
# text from stdin __block some-id \ --file /path/to/file \ --text - << DONE here some block of text DONE


AUTHORS

Steven Armstrong < steven-cdist--@--armstrong.cc>

COPYING

Copyright (C) 2013 Steven Armstrong. 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.
December 18, 2016 4.4.1