CDIST-TYPE__BLOCK(7) cdist CDIST-TYPE__BLOCK(7)
cdist-type__block - Manage blocks of text in files
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.
text the text to manage. If text is '-' (dash), take what was written to stdin as the
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'
add block was added
update block was updated/changed
remove block was removed
# 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
Steven Armstrong <steven-cdist--@--armstrong.cc>
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.
4.4.1 Dec 18, 2016 CDIST-TYPE__BLOCK(7)