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file_line skip commented line in user limit file

asked 2015-05-08 05:52:42 -0600

Chutki gravatar image

updated 2015-05-08 05:55:45 -0600


I have the following code for limits manifests

file_line { 'app_limit_90-nofiles':
      path  => '/etc/security/limits.d/90-nofiles.conf',
      match => '^*  hard    nofiles',
      line  => '*          hard    nofiles    500'

below is my 90-nofiles.con file

*          soft    nofiles     123
#*          hard    nofiles    500

so if i run the manifests it is skipping this commented line #* hard nofiles 500 and getting below o/p

 *          soft    nofiles     123
  *          hard    nofiles    500

what my doubt is, the file_line resource will skip if the line is commented.

Also I hard coded the value in "line" attribute, is it possible to do it by hiera or any variable instead of using the value in manifests.

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answered 2015-05-08 11:58:07 -0600

JohnsonEarls gravatar image

updated 2015-05-11 23:42:36 -0600

First part of question: Your match line specifies which lines will be replaced. Since you anchored to the beginning of the line with ^, it should not catch the # comment. However, it might also not catch a line that begins with * - depending on how puppet's regular expressions are compiled. To be completely sure, you should escape (\) the * in your match line. You might also want to allow for any amount of whitespace between the *, the hard, and the nofiles keywords:

    match => '^\*[ \t]+hard[ \t]+nofiles' ,

Second part of your question: Just use a variable interpolation in the line and that variable can be assigned in any manner you like, whether from hiera directly via a hiera() lookup or through automatic parameter lookups for a parameterized class. To do this, you have to use a "-quoted string instead of the '-quoted string you're using now:

    line  => "*          hard    nofiles    ${open_files_limit}"

The two ways to get the value from hiera: Direct lookup...

$open_files_limit = hiera('open_files_limit', '500')

or automatic parameter lookup in a parameterized class:

class foo ($open_files_limit = 500) {
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I tried "match => '^\*[ \t]+*hard[ \t]+nofiles' ," it worked. But getting warning when compile" /var/opt/lib/pe-puppet/lib/puppet/type/file_line.rb:64: warning: nested repeat operator + and * was replaced with '*': /^\*[ \t]+*hard[ \t]+nofiles/" had look at ruby but no clue what it does.

Chutki gravatar imageChutki ( 2015-05-11 23:34:52 -0600 )edit

My apologies - I've removed the extra `*` after the +.

JohnsonEarls gravatar imageJohnsonEarls ( 2015-05-11 23:43:04 -0600 )edit

Impeccable :)

Chutki gravatar imageChutki ( 2015-05-12 06:24:56 -0600 )edit

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