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fetch (7) Versions 1.3.4

Installs/Configures fetch

cookbook 'fetch', '= 1.3.4'
cookbook 'fetch', '= 1.3.4', :supermarket
knife cookbook site install fetch
knife cookbook site download fetch
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This cookbook was written primarily to automate several steps I often have to do in recipes:

  • Fetch some archive
  • Extract it somewhere
  • Symlink it elsewhere

All these steps are wrapped in a neat LWRP.


Possible archive_type: - gzip (tar.gz) - war - zip

It's also possible to fetch only a file without extracting it or symlinking it.


fetch_www 'smokeping-2.6.9.tar.gz' do
  base_url ''
  extract_to '/usr/share'
  symlink_to '/usr/share/smokeping'
fetch_www 'nexus-2.8.0.war' do
  base_url ''
  archive_type 'war'
  extract_to '/tmp/nexus'
  symlink_to '/tmp/nexus-test'
fetch_www '' do
  base_url ''
  archive_type 'zip'
  extract_to '/tmp/ssoadmin'
  symlink_to '/tmp/ssoadmin-test'

LWRP options

  • base_url: where to get the archive file
  • archive_type: gzip or war
  • download_to: By default, to Chef's temp download directory. Can be changed to wherever.
  • extract: defaults to true
  • extract_to: where to unpack the archive
  • symlink: defaults to true
  • symlink_to: where to symlink it


  1. Fork the repository on Github
  2. Create a named feature branch (like add_component_x)
  3. Write you change
  4. Write tests for your change (if applicable)
  5. Run the tests, ensuring they all pass
  6. Submit a Pull Request using Github

License and Authors

Authors: Jean-Francois Theroux

License: Apache version 2

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