cdist-type__block - Man Page

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.

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Apr 20, 2021 6.9.6 cdist