salt-cp man page

salt-cp — salt-cp Documentation

Copy a file to a set of systems

Synopsis

salt-cp '*' [ options ] SOURCE DEST

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

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

Description

Salt copy copies a local file out to all of the Salt minions matched by the given target.

Salt copy is only intended for use with small files (< 100KB). If you need to copy large files out to minions please use the cp.get_file function.

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 salt-master is running with debug logging it is possible that the contents of the file will be logged to disk.

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/fnmat….

-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.

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).

October 31, 2016 2016.11.0 Salt