cdist-type__consul_template_template - Man Page

Manage consul-template templates


Generate and deploy template definitions for a consul-template. See for documentation. Templates are written in the Go template format. Either the --source or the --source-file parameter must be given.

Required Parameters


the destination where the generated file should go.

Optional Parameters


an optional command to run after rendering the template to its destination.


path to the template source. Conflicts --source-file.


path to a local file which is uploaded using the __file type and configured as the source. If source is '-' (dash), take what was written to stdin as the file content. Conflicts --source.


if this template is 'present' or 'absent'. Defaults to 'present'.


The minimum(:maximum) time to wait before rendering a new template to disk and triggering a command, separated by a colon (:). If the optional maximum value is omitted, it is assumed to be 4x the required minimum value. This is a numeric time with a unit suffix ("5s"). There is no default value. The wait value for a template takes precedence over any globally-configured wait.


# configure template on the target
__consul_template_template nginx \
   --source /etc/my-consul-templates/nginx.ctmpl \
   --destination /etc/nginx/nginx.conf \
   --command 'service nginx restart'

# upload a local file to the target and configure it
__consul_template_template nginx \
   --wait '2s:6s' \
   --source-file "$__manifest/files/nginx.ctmpl" \
   --destination /etc/nginx/nginx.conf \
   --command 'service nginx restart'

See Also

cdist-type__consul_template(7), cdist-type__consul_template_config(7)


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Copyright (C) 2015-2016 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.


Jul 31, 2022 7.0.0 cdist