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Can you delete a set of lines from a text file using the line numbers [closed]

asked 2016-08-19 15:49:49 -0500

samt gravatar image


I am new to puppet. So my advance apologies if the question here doesn't make sense. What I am trying to accomplish here is that I have a text file, which has lots of entries. I would like to trim the file content before distribution. Here in this case, I would like to remove all the lines to the end of the file, after certain comment point.

Is is feasible to accomplish this using puppet?

Thanx, Sam

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answered 2016-08-22 04:38:30 -0500

rajeevsharma gravatar image

Hi Samt, As per my understanding Puppet is not best at text processing. This can be better done using sed or awk though you can include and trigger a sort of script or command from Puppet (using exec resource) if you like.

And if you are looking specifically at some text processing feature in puppet you can try with file_line or augeas resource. Depending on your use case or file format these might fit with your requirement.

Hope it helps.

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answered 2016-08-22 17:59:44 -0500

samt gravatar image

Thanks Rajeev, for the thoughts. Guess that I may have to go with some file editing scripts and then have puppet call that and handle the editing. Thanks for all the assistance.

Thanx, Sam

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Cool. You can hit LIKE if you liked my answer. :)

rajeevsharma gravatar imagerajeevsharma ( 2016-08-23 02:59:20 -0500 )edit

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