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Release notes for 0.54.3

These are the changes in 0.54 release.

We want to thank every contributor that makes this release possible.

Common

path_map - variable path mapping

path_map is a new feature developed by Erik Huelsmann to ease the management of files for different hosts. In the past, if you wanted to upload a file (for example /etc/security/access.conf) to your servers and wanted to have different access.conf files per environment, or for a special host, you had to build this logic by yourself. With the path_map feature you only have to define the lookup path and Rex is doing this for you.

use Rex -feature => ['0.54'];
⁠
⁠set path_map => {
⁠    "files/" => [
⁠        "files/{environment}/{hostname}/", "files/{environment}/",
⁠        "files/{hostname}/",
⁠    ],
⁠    "templates/" => [
⁠        "templates/{environment}/{hostname}/", "templates/{environment}/",
⁠        "templates/{hostname}/",
⁠    ],
⁠};
⁠
⁠task "setup",
⁠  group => "frontends",
⁠  sub {
⁠    file "/etc/security/access.conf",
⁠      source => "files/etc/security/access.conf",
⁠      owner  => "root",
⁠      group  => "root",
⁠      mode   => 644;
⁠
⁠    file "/etc/ntp.conf",
⁠      content => template("templates/etc/ntp.conf"),
⁠      owner   => "root",
⁠      group   => "root",
⁠      mode    => 644;
⁠  };

This example will search for the files it should upload or process as templates in the following direction:

Given:

Lookup-Path:

And for the template it is just the same:

You can use any variable that the inventory can gather from the system.

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