Hab file command

Hey y’all, I feel like I must be missing something. The description of the command hab file upload says:

Uploads a file to be shared between members of a Service Group

I’m a little unclear as to what kind of files these should be.

I feel as though this is probably a toml config file, if so, is there any difference between hab config apply?

These can be any files your service needs to operate (secrets, ssl certs, etc.) There is a 4k ( I think ) file size limit in place currently so it’s not appropriate for larger items.

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that makes sense thank you!

With that in mind, is there an opposite operation for getting those files from the supervisor?

No, the supervisor will always drop them off in /hab/svc/<your_svc>/files but you can’t ask the supervisor for them

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whoa, that hurt my head a little, but I love it!

Thanks @smacfarlane and @elliott-davis!

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@elliott-davis do I need to start my supervisor in a certain way?

I’m running this hab file upload from a hook within habitat.

The command hangs when I try to upload a small file.

[root@c1f10009fd99 ~]# RUST_LOG=debug hab file upload vault.default $(date +%s) /hab/svc/vault/files/vault.init
DEBUG 2018-06-21T16:25:58Z: habitat_common::ui: UI { shell: Shell { input: InputStream { isatty: true }, out: OutputStream { coloring: Auto, isatty: true, is_colored(): true, supports_color(): true }, err: OutputStream { coloring: Auto, isatty: true, is_colored(): true, supports_color(): true } } }
DEBUG 2018-06-21T16:25:58Z: hab: clap cli args: ["hab", "file", "upload", "vault.default", "1529598358", "/hab/svc/vault/files/vault.init"]
DEBUG 2018-06-21T16:25:58Z: hab: remaining cli args: []
DEBUG 2018-06-21T16:25:58Z: hab::config: No CLI config found, loading defaults
» Uploading file /hab/svc/vault/files/vault.init to 1529598358 incarnation vault.default
Ω Creating service file
DEBUG 2018-06-21T16:25:58Z: tokio::reactor: scheduling direction for: 0
DEBUG 2018-06-21T16:25:58Z: tokio::reactor: loop process - 1 events, 0.000s
DEBUG 2018-06-21T16:25:58Z: tokio::reactor: scheduling direction for: 0
DEBUG 2018-06-21T16:25:58Z: tokio::reactor: loop process - 1 events, 0.000s
↑ Applying via peer 127.0.0.1:9632
DEBUG 2018-06-21T16:25:58Z: tokio::reactor: scheduling direction for: 0

There shouldn’t be any kind of special startup for this to work. Would you mind posting an issue on habitat-sh/habitat ? That is assuming @elliott-davis doesn’t know something I don’t which is entirely possible.

I think an issue is the right thing here assume the file is under 4k

I’m able to run this as part of the run hook, just not as part of the post-run hook. So I’ve found a work around to the problem. :slight_smile: