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Library for concatenating different files into 1


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Version information

  • 1.0.1 (latest)
  • 1.0.0
released Apr 17th 2015
This version is compatible with:
  • Puppet Enterprise 3.x
  • Puppet 3.x
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Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'electrical-file_concat', '1.0.1'
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bolt module add electrical-file_concat
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Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install electrical-file_concat --version 1.0.1

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electrical/file_concat — version 1.0.1 Apr 17th 2015


Table of Contents

  1. Overview
  2. Usage - Configuration options and additional functionality
  3. Limitations - OS compatibility, etc.
  4. Development - Guide for contributing to the module


Library for concatenating multiple files into 1.


Creating a file fragment

Creates a file fragment to be collected by file_concat based on the tag.

Example with exported resource:

@@file_fragment { "uniqe_name_${::fqdn}":
  tag     => 'unique_tag',            # Mandatory.
  order   => 10,                      # Optional. Defaults to 10.
  content => 'some content'           # OR
  content => template('template.erb') # OR
  source  => 'puppet:///path/to/file'

Concatenating file fragments into one file

Gets all the file fragments and puts these into the target file. This will mostly be used with exported resources.


File_fragment <<| tag == 'unique_tag' |>>

file_concat { '/tmp/file':
  tag     => 'unique_tag', # Mandatory
  path    => '/tmp/file',  # Optional. If given it overrides the resource name.
  owner   => 'root',       # Optional. Defaults to undef.
  group   => 'root',       # Optional. Defaults to undef.
  mode    => '0644'        # Optional. Defaults to undef.
  order   => 'numeric'     # Optional. Set to 'numeric' or 'alpha'. Defaults to numeric.
  replace => true          # Optional. Boolean Value. Defaults to true.
  backup  => false         # Optional. true, false, 'puppet', or a string. Defaults to 'puppet' for Filebucketing.