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cdist-type__install_file - Manage files with install command.

CDIST-TYPE__INSTALL_FILE(7) cdist CDIST-TYPE__INSTALL_FILE(7)

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.
December 18, 2016 4.4.1