salt-cp man page

salt-cp — salt-cp Documentation

Copy a file or files to one or more minions

Synopsis

salt-cp '*' [ options ] SOURCE [SOURCE2 SOURCE3 ...] DEST

salt-cp -E '.*' [ options ] SOURCE [SOURCE2 SOURCE3 ...] DEST

salt-cp -G 'os:Arch.*' [ options ] SOURCE [SOURCE2 SOURCE3 ...] DEST

Description

salt-cp copies files from the master to all of the Salt minions matched by the specified target expression.

NOTE:

salt-cp uses Salt's publishing mechanism. This means the privacy of the contents of the file on the wire is completely dependent upon the transport in use. In addition, if the master or minion is running with debug logging, the contents of the file will be logged to disk.

In addition, this tool is less efficient than the Salt fileserver when copying larger files. It is recommended to instead use cp.get_file to copy larger files to minions. However, this requires the file to be located within one of the fileserver directories.

Changed in version 2016.3.7,2016.11.6,2017.7.0: Compression support added, disable with -n. Also, if the destination path ends in a path separator (i.e. /,  or \ on Windows, the desitination will be assumed to be a directory. Finally, recursion is now supported, allowing for entire directories to be copied.

Changed in version 2016.11.7,2017.7.2: Reverted back to the old copy mode to preserve backward compatibility. The new functionality added in 2016.6.6 and 2017.7.0 is now available using the -C or --chunked CLI arguments. Note that compression, recursive copying, and support for copying large files is only available in chunked mode.

Options

--version

Print the version of Salt that is running.

--versions-report

Show program's dependencies and version number, and then exit

-h, --help

Show the help message and exit

-c CONFIG_DIR, --config-dir=CONFIG_dir

The location of the Salt configuration directory. This directory contains the configuration files for Salt master and minions. The default location on most systems is /etc/salt.

-t TIMEOUT, --timeout=TIMEOUT

The timeout in seconds to wait for replies from the Salt minions. The timeout number specifies how long the command line client will wait to query the minions and check on running jobs. Default: 5

Logging Options

Logging options which override any settings defined on the configuration files.

-l LOG_LEVEL, --log-level=LOG_LEVEL

Console logging log level. One of all, garbage, trace, debug, info, warning, error, quiet. Default: warning.

--log-file=LOG_FILE

Log file path. Default: /var/log/salt/master.

--log-file-level=LOG_LEVEL_LOGFILE

Logfile logging log level. One of all, garbage, trace, debug, info, warning, error, quiet. Default: warning.

Target Selection

The default matching that Salt utilizes is shell-style globbing around the minion id. See https://docs.python.org/2/library/fnmatch.html#module-fnmatch.

-E, --pcre

The target expression will be interpreted as a PCRE regular expression rather than a shell glob.

-L, --list

The target expression will be interpreted as a comma-delimited list; example: server1.foo.bar,server2.foo.bar,example7.quo.qux

-G, --grain

The target expression matches values returned by the Salt grains system on the minions. The target expression is in the format of '<grain value>:<glob expression>'; example: 'os:Arch*'

This was changed in version 0.9.8 to accept glob expressions instead of regular expression. To use regular expression matching with grains, use the --grain-pcre option.

--grain-pcre

The target expression matches values returned by the Salt grains system on the minions. The target expression is in the format of '<grain value>:< regular expression>'; example: 'os:Arch.*'

-N, --nodegroup

Use a predefined compound target defined in the Salt master configuration file.

-R, --range

Instead of using shell globs to evaluate the target, use a range expression to identify targets. Range expressions look like %cluster.

Using the Range option requires that a range server is set up and the location of the range server is referenced in the master configuration file.

-C, --chunked

Use new chunked mode to copy files. This mode supports large files, recursive directories copying and compression.

New in version 2016.11.7,2017.7.2.

-n, --no-compression

Disable gzip compression in chunked mode.

New in version 2016.3.7,2016.11.6,2017.7.0.

See Also

salt(1) salt-master(1) salt-minion(1)

Author

Thomas S. Hatch <thatch45@gmail.com> and many others, please see the Authors file

Referenced By

salt(7), salt-unity(1).

Feb 23, 2018 2018.3.0 Salt