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Action "lxc.file.push"

Push files into containers.


const {$status} = await nikita.lxc.file.push({
  container: 'my_container',
  source: `#{scratch}/a_file`,
  target: '/root/a_file'
})`File was pushed: ${$status}`)


  • Push recursive directories
  • Handle unmatched target permissions
  • Handle unmatched target ownerships
  • Detect name from lxd_target

Schema definitions

definitions =
    type: 'object'
        default: 'md5'
        $ref: 'module://@nikitajs/core/lib/actions/fs/hash#/definitions/config/properties/algo'
        $ref: 'module://@nikitajs/lxd/src/init#/definitions/config/properties/container'
        type: 'string'
        description: '''
        Content of the target file.
        type: 'boolean'
        default: false
        description: '''
        Create any directories necessary.
        type: ['integer', 'string']
        description: '''
        Set the file's gid on push, overwrite the `source` option.
        type: 'string'
        description: '''
        File destination in the form of "[<remote>:]<container>/<path>",
        overwrite the `target` option.
        type: ['integer', 'string']
        pattern: "^\\d+$"
        filemode: true
        description: '''
        Set the file's perms on push. LXD only support the absolute
        representation. When passing a string, an integer is casted to its
        octal value and passing a symbolic value will throw an error.
        type: 'string'
        description: '''
        File to push in the form of "<path>".
        type: 'string'
        description: '''
        File destination in the form of "<path>".
        type: ['integer', 'string']
        description: '''
        Set the file's uid on push.
    required: ['container', 'target']
    oneOf: [
      {required: ['content']}
      {required: ['source']}


handler = ({config, metadata: {tmpdir}}) ->
  # Make source file with content
  if config.content?
    tmpfile = path.join tmpdir, "nikita.#{}#{Math.round(Math.random()*1000)}"
    await @fs.base.writeFile
      target: tmpfile
      content: config.content
    config.source = tmpfile
  # note, name could be obtained from lxd_target
  # throw Error "Invalid Option: target is required" if not and not config.lxd_target
  config.lxd_target ?= "#{path.join config.container,}"
  {$status} = await @lxc.running
    container: config.container
  status_running = $status
  if $status
      {$status} = await @execute
        command: """
        # Ensure source is a file
        [ -f "#{config.source}" ] || exit 2
        command -v openssl >/dev/null || exit 3
        sourceDgst=`openssl dgst -#{config.algo} #{config.source} | sed 's/^.* \\([a-z0-9]*\\)$/\\1/g'`
        # Get target hash
        targetDgst=`cat <<EOF | lxc exec #{config.container} -- sh
        # Ensure openssl is available
        command -v openssl >/dev/null || exit 4
        # Target does not exist
        [ ! -f "#{}" ] && exit 0
        openssl dgst -#{config.algo} #{} | sed 's/^.* \\([a-z0-9]*\\)$/\\1/g'
        [ "$sourceDgst" != "$targetDgst" ] || exit 42
        code_skipped: 42
        trap: true
    catch err
      throw Error "Invalid Option: source is not a file, got #{JSON.stringify config.source}" if err.exit_code is 2
      throw Error "Invalid Requirement: openssl not installed on host" if err.exit_code is 3
      throw utils.error 'NIKITA_LXD_FILE_PUSH_MISSING_OPENSSL', [
        'the openssl package must be installed in the container'
        'and accessible from the `$PATH`.'
      ] if err.exit_code is 4
  if not status_running or $status
    await @execute
      command: """
        'lxc', 'file', 'push'
        '--create-dirs' if config.create_dirs
        '--gid' if config.gid? and typeof config.gid is 'number'
        '--uid' if config.uid? and typeof config.uid is 'number'
        "--mode #{config.mode}" if config.mode
      ].join ' '}
      trap: true
      trim: true
  if typeof config.gid is 'string'
    await @lxc.exec
      container: config.container
      command: "chgrp #{config.gid} #{}"
  if typeof config.uid is 'string'
    await @lxc.exec
      container: config.container
      command: "chown #{config.uid} #{}"


module.exports =
  handler: handler
    tmpdir: true
    definitions: definitions


path = require 'path'
utils = require '../utils'
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