cdist-type__directory - Man Page

Manage a directory

Description

This cdist type allows you to create or remove directories on the target.

Required Parameters

None.

Optional Parameters

state

'present', 'absent', 'exists' or 'pre-exists', defaults to 'present' where:

present

the directory exists and the given attributes are set.

absent

the directory does not exist.

exists

the directory exists, but its attributes are not altered if it already existed.

pre-exists

check that the directory exists and is indeed a directory, but do not create or modify it.

group

Group to chgrp to.

mode

Unix permissions, suitable for chmod.

owner

User to chown to.

Boolean Parameters

parents

Whether to create parents as well (mkdir -p behaviour). Warning: all intermediate directory permissions default to whatever mkdir -p does.

Usually this means root:root, 0700.

recursive

If supplied the chgrp and chown call will run recursively. This does not influence the behaviour of chmod.

Messages

chgrp <group>

Changed group membership

chown <owner>

Changed owner

chmod <mode>

Changed mode

create

Empty directory was created

remove

Directory exists, but state is absent, directory will be removed by generated code.

remove non directory

Something other than a directory with the same name exists and was removed prior to create.

Examples

# A silly example
__directory /tmp/foobar

# Remove a directory
__directory /tmp/foobar --state absent

# Ensure /etc exists correctly
__directory /etc --owner root --group root --mode 0755

# Create nfs service directory, including parents
__directory /home/services/nfs --parents

# Change permissions recursively
__directory /home/services --recursive --owner root --group root

# Setup a temp directory
__directory /local --mode 1777

# Take it all
__directory /home/services/kvm --recursive --parents \
    --owner root --group root --mode 0755 --state present

Authors

Nico Schottelius <nico-cdist--@--schottelius.org>

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Copyright (C) 2011 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.

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Apr 20, 2021 6.9.6 cdist