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cdist-type__link - Manage links (hard and symbolic)

This cdist type allows you to manage hard and symbolic links. The given object id is the destination for the link.

Specifies the link source.
Specifies the link type: Either hard or symoblic.

'present' or 'absent', defaults to 'present'

# Create hard link of /etc/shadow
__link /root/shadow --source /etc/shadow --type hard
# Relative symbolic link
__link /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/   \

--source ../sites-available/ \
--type symbolic # Absolute symbolic link __link /opt/plone --source /home/services/plone --type symbolic # Remove link __link /opt/plone --state absent

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February 16, 2019 4.10.6