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Manage blocks of text in files.

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Dec 18, 2016
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NAME

cdist-type__block - 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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