# 16.13. cdist-type__cdistmarker(7)¶

## 16.13.1. NAME¶

cdist-type__cdistmarker - Add a timestamped cdist marker.

## 16.13.2. DESCRIPTION¶

This type is used to add a common marker file which indicates that a given machine is being managed by cdist. The contents of this file consist of a timestamp, which can be used to determine the most recent time at which cdist was run against the machine in question.

None.

## 16.13.4. OPTIONAL PARAMETERS¶

destination
The path and filename of the marker. Default: /etc/cdist-configured
format
The format of the timestamp. This is passed directly to system 'date'. Default: -u

## 16.13.5. EXAMPLES¶

# Creates the marker as normal.
__cdistmarker

# Creates the marker differently.
__cdistmarker --destination /tmp/cdist_marker --format '+%s'


## 16.13.6. AUTHORS¶

Daniel Maher <phrawzty+cdist--@--gmail.com>

## 16.13.7. COPYING¶

Copyright (C) 2011 Daniel Maher. You can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.