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Using file_line for modifying the file in windows

asked 2014-11-19 18:45:28 -0500

Renuka gravatar image

updated 2014-11-19 18:46:17 -0500

I have installed stdlib module on the windows agnet, and wrote below code in sample.pp file

file_line { 'change_content':
  path  => 'C://puppetlabs//Helloworld.txt',
  line  => 'Hello World!',
  match => '^Hello World! , Whats Up',

When I execute above code , getting below error

C:\Windows\system32>puppet apply C:\Puppet_scripts\sample.pp Notice: Compiled catalog for in environment production in 0.09 seconds

Error: Validation of > Fileline[changecontent] failed: When providing a 'match' parameter, the > value must be a regex that matches > against the value of your 'lin e' > parameter at > C:/Puppetscripts/exchange.pp:5 > Wrapped exception: When providing a > 'match' parameter, the value must be a regex that matches again st the value > of your 'line' parameter

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answered 2014-11-23 10:58:09 -0500

nrvale0 gravatar image

updated 2014-11-24 10:58:49 -0500

$myotherstuff = 'some other text'

file_line { 'change_content':   
  path   => 'C://puppetlabs//HelloWorld.txt',
  line   => "Hello World! ${myotherstuff}",
  match  => '^Hello World!.*$',
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answered 2014-11-21 03:49:12 -0500

jonn gravatar image

Yes - this issue has come up before.

The current implementation seems to have a pretty limited use case - it will only work if your "match" parameter matches against the line that you want to add or replace. So in this case, you're probably stuck with something like this:

file_line { 'change_content':
  path  => 'C://puppetlabs//Helloworld.txt',
  line  => 'Hello World!',
  match => '^Hello World!.*$',

If this doesn't work for you, then you might need to consider using a different tool for this particular job.

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Validation error was rectified ,but line is not modifying.I want to add some words after HelloWorld, How should I do?

Renuka gravatar imageRenuka ( 2014-11-21 14:55:29 -0500 )edit

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