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fileutils (3) Versions 1.1.4

Recursively modify owner, group, mode settings or delete files and directories

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cookbook 'fileutils', '~> 1.1.4'
cookbook 'fileutils', '~> 1.1.4', :supermarket
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Description

This cookbook provides the fileutils resource. The resource can be used to set attributes on all of the files in a directory and subdirectory. We've had years of people complaining that the directory recursive mode, which is in fact a parent operation, does not work on subdirectories and files. In this cookbook recursive refers to subdirectories and the files contained inside them.

Requirements

Developed for RHEL and Solaris servers.

Resource Parameters

The fileutils resource will accept two actions. :change is used to modify ownership and permission mode bit settings. :delete is used to remove files and directories. :delete always functions in a recursive mode.

Action Parameter Use
:change path Specify the starting path or file. The path must exist for anything to be done.
owner Set the owner of the files and directories to this value.
group Set the group of the files and directories to this value.
file_mode Set the permission mode for files. Specify octal numbers or mode change symbols
directory_mode Set the permission mode for directories. Specify octal numbers or mode change symbols
recursive Boolean. Use top down traversal from the starting path. Default is true. When recursive is false only the initial directory and contents are changed.
only_files Boolean. Only change files. Default is false.
only_directories Boolean. Only change directories. Default is false.
pattern Regex. Match to filter the basename of files and directories.
follow_symlink Boolean. Continue on past symlinks. Serious footgun capacity. Default is false.
Action Parameter Use
:delete path Specify the starting path or file.
recursive Delete always functions in recursive mode.
only_files Boolean. Only delete files. Default is false.
pattern Regex. Match to filter the basename of files and directories.
follow_symlink Boolean. Continue on past symlinks. Serious footgun capacity!
force Boolean. Use the for option with FileUtils

Mode bit symbolic settings.

You can use symbolic settings. Pick who and add or subtract access permissions. The code tries to mimic the chmod command.

Who

  • u Owning user
  • g Owning group
  • o Others
  • a Everyone

Permissions

  • r Read
  • w Write
  • x Search/execute
  • s Assign user
  • t Sticky bit

Examples.

  • '+r' Adds read permissions to all files
  • 'g+r' Adds read permissions for the group to all files
  • 'o-w' Removes write permissions for other from all files

Usage

A good example of why you would use the fileutils resource would be setting attributes on files and directories after dir and file have created things. Notice that fileutils and dir treat recursive as moving in opposite directions.

# Create some directories
dir '/export/home/my/stuff/deep' do
  recursive true  # creates parents
end

# Set the owner on multiple directories
fileutils '/export/home/my' do # Set the child nodes
  owner 'my'
end

# Empty a directory
fileutils '/export/home/my' do
  action :delete
end

# Set mode attributes
fileutils '/export/home/my' do # Set the child nodes
  file_mode ['o+r', 'g+w'] 
  directory_mode ['o+rx', 'g+wrx'] 
end

# Change only the top level directory and it's files
# should not change .../stuff/**
fileutils '/export/home/my' do
  recursive false
  files_only true
  file_mode ['0700']
end

Author

  • Mark Gibbons

Acknowlegments

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This cookbook has no specified dependencies.

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There are no cookbooks that are contingent upon this one.

CHANGELOG for fileutils

This file is used to list changes made in each version of the COOKBOOK_NAME cookbook.

1.1.4

  • Add contributers and testing files.
  • metadata changes to pass quality metrics

1.1.3

  • Apache license in metadata

1.1.2

  • Minor clean up, add author

1.1.0

  • Clean up what recursive means

1.0.2

  • Support chefci (now being sent to internal supermarket via chefci)

1.0.1

  • Fix boundary condition bugs

1.0.0

  • Initial version

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