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  1. CFEngine Community
  2. CFE-1092

use functions for any string in the CFEngine policy

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    • Type: Task
    • Status: Done
    • Priority: (None)
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Fix Version/s: 3.11.0
    • Component/s: Evaluation
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      Description

      I'd like to be able to say, for instance:

      commands:
        format("%s -KI %s", $(sys.cf_agent), $(file))
        contain => in_shell;
      
      reports:
        format("%s: %s = %s", $(this.bundle), $(x), $(y));
      

      ...using a string-returning function anywhere I can use a string (others: strftime, concat, join). Today I can do this by creating a temporary intermediate variable, so there is no technical impediment, it's just syntactic sugar. But it would make the policy language a bit easier to use, which is a good thing.

      Mailing list discussion: https://groups.google.com/d/msg/dev-cfengine/kDt0tAAcUis/VCbdhqBj4HcJ

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              Assignee:
              a10003 Eystein Maloy Stenberg
              Reporter:
              jiraadmin Old User (Inactive)
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