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how do I do this myenv=`grep hcsEnvironment /etc/hcs.info| awk -F\' '{print $2}'`

asked 2014-12-17 19:35:04 -0600

davidallanwright gravatar image

updated 2014-12-17 21:19:52 -0600

GregLarkin gravatar image

Hello,

How do I set a variable to a field from a line in /etc/hcs.info

hcsEnvironment='test'

In bash I could do this.

myenv=`grep hcsEnvironment /etc/hcs.info| awk -F\' '{print $2}'`

I need a local variable that is the output of an exec or I have seen some augeas examples.

$myenv = exec { 'getenv':  command => "grep hcsEnvironment /etc/hcs.info| awk -F\' '{print $2}'", }
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answered 2014-12-17 21:23:54 -0600

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This looks like a good problem to solve with an external fact: https://docs.puppetlabs.com/facter/2....

You can create a script (like above) to write a fact file that resides on your agent node. That fact will be sent to the master during the agent run, and its value can be used elsewhere in your Puppet code. For instance, if your script creates an external fact named hcsenv, you can refer to the value of that fact in your Puppet code with the syntax ${::hcsenv}.

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