» File Builder

Type: file

The file Packer builder is not really a builder, it just creates an artifact from a file. It can be used to debug post-processors without incurring high wait times. It does not run any provisioners.

» Basic Example

Below is a fully functioning example. It doesn't do anything useful, since no provisioners are defined, but it will connect to the specified host via ssh.

{
  "type": "file",
  "content": "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet",
  "target": "dummy_artifact"
}

» Configuration Reference

Configuration options are organized below into two categories: required and optional. Within each category, the available options are alphabetized and described.

Any communicator defined is ignored.

» Required:

  • target (string) - The path for a file which will be copied as the artifact.

» Optional:

You can only define one of source or content. If none of them is defined the artifact will be empty.

  • source (string) - The path for a file which will be copied as the artifact.

  • content (string) - The content that will be put into the artifact.