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Utility type for use in defined types


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  • 0.1.1 (latest)
  • 0.1.0
released Sep 15th 2015
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  • Puppet Enterprise >=2015.2.0
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reidmv/property — version 0.1.1 Sep 15th 2015


This module provides a utility type for use in creating other defined types. It is a layer of abstraction on top of the basic Exec type, allowing the end user to think in terms of a getter, a setter, and a desired value.


define custom::catfiles (
) {

  property { "example::type $title file1":
    ensure       => $file1_content,
    get_command  => "/bin/cat /tmp/file1",
    set_command  => "/bin/echo ${file1_content} > /tmp/file1",

  property { "example::type $title file2":
    ensure       => $file2_content,
    get_command  => template('custom/get_file2'),
    set_command  => template('custom/set_file2'),


The defined type could then be used as:

custom::catfiles { 'test':
  file1_content => 'cat',
  file2_content => 'tac',


This is a very early proof of concept module. It is functional, but expect there to be bugs right now. At present it is also implemented as a defined type, though ideally this would be implemented as a native Ruby type.