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Version information

  • 0.2.0 (latest)
  • 0.1.0
released Apr 8th 2018
This version is compatible with:
  • Puppet Enterprise 2023.7.x, 2023.6.x, 2023.5.x, 2023.4.x, 2023.3.x, 2023.2.x, 2023.1.x, 2023.0.x, 2021.7.x, 2021.6.x, 2021.5.x, 2021.4.x, 2021.3.x, 2021.2.x, 2021.1.x, 2021.0.x, 2019.8.x, 2019.7.x, 2019.5.x, 2019.4.x, 2019.3.x, 2019.2.x, 2019.1.x, 2019.0.x, 2018.1.x, 2017.3.x, 2017.2.x, 2017.1.x, 2016.5.x, 2016.4.x
  • Puppet >=3.8.0 < 2016.4.0
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Start using this module

  • r10k or Code Manager
  • Bolt
  • Manual installation
  • Direct download

Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'bryana-swatch', '0.2.0'
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Add this module to your Bolt project:

bolt module add bryana-swatch
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Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install bryana-swatch --version 0.2.0

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bryana/swatch — version 0.2.0 Apr 8th 2018

Table of Contents

  1. Overview
  2. Setup - The basics of getting started with swatch
  3. Usage - Configuration options and additional functionality
  4. Reference - An under-the-hood peek at what the module is doing and how
  5. Limitations - OS compatibility, etc.


Installs and configures the old swatch utility. Init script included for daemon support.


What swatch affects

  • /etc/init.d/swatch - init script.
  • /etc/swatch.d/ - config directory.

Setup Requirements

EPEL is needed in CentOS/RHEL for the swatch package. Swatch is a perl script.


Swatch (Hash) conf example:

class { '::swatch':
  conf => {
    'apacheStartup' => { 
      'filewatch' => '/var/log/httpd/error_log',
      'content'   => "watchfor /Apache.* configured -- resuming normal operations/\n\texec /bin/logger 'apache startup detected'" 
    'sudoRoot' => { 
      'filewatch' => '/var/log/secure',
      'content'   => "watchfor /sudo: (.*) :.* USER=root .*/\n\texec /bin/logger 'sudo to root by \$1'" 



Public classes

  • swatch: Installs and configures swatch.

Private classes

  • swatch::params: Auto detection of package names based on OS family.
  • swatch::install: Package installation.
  • swatch::config: Init script and config files.
  • swatch::service: Service management.


Linux only support.