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Where do you like to put system configuration files (not the cfengine language) for cfengine to copy into place?

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I think I understand your question, but I'm not sure, so I hope this is appropriate!

In your /var/cfengine/inputs directory, you will have at least, which is the main input file for cf-agent. That file can call other files in Cfengine language. This directory is likely copied from a central server somehow.

As to other files you may want to distribute, to use to copy configuration files (I'm assuming things like smb.conf for Samba, etc), I just put them in the same directory, or in a sub-directory, so they get copied everywhere and you can use them however you like.

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