cdist-type__install_directory - Man Page

Manage a directory with install command

Description

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

Required Parameters

None.

Optional Parameters

state

'present' or 'absent', defaults to 'present'

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
__install_directory /tmp/foobar

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

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

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

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

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

# Take it all
__install_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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Dec 21, 2020 6.9.4 cdist