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fetch (7) Versions 3.0.1

Installs/Configures fetch

cookbook 'fetch', '= 3.0.1', :supermarket
cookbook 'fetch', '= 3.0.1'
knife supermarket install fetch
knife supermarket download fetch
Quality 0%

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.

Supported archive types

  • gzip


See the test.rb recipe for examples.

LWRP options

  • archive_type: gzip
  • 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
  • strip: defaults to true. Remove the first-level directory from 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

Dependent cookbooks

This cookbook has no specified dependencies.

Contingent cookbooks

There are no cookbooks that are contingent upon this one.

CHANGELOG for fetch

This file is used to list changes made in each version of fetch.


  • Initial release of fetch

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Collaborator Number Metric

3.0.1 failed this metric

Failure: Cookbook has 0 collaborators. A cookbook must have at least 2 collaborators to pass this metric.

Foodcritic Metric

3.0.1 failed this metric

FC016: LWRP does not declare a default action: /tmp/935d29e11402ad72b50ed6e5/fetch/resources/default.rb:1
FC064: Ensure issues_url is set in metadata: /tmp/935d29e11402ad72b50ed6e5/fetch/metadata.rb:1
FC065: Ensure source_url is set in metadata: /tmp/935d29e11402ad72b50ed6e5/fetch/metadata.rb:1