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I would like to be sure that the motd file is empty. I would love to do like this:

file { "/etc/motd":
  ensure => empty
}

This obviously does not work.

Is there a simple way to ensure a file is empty instead using the "source" declaration and store an empty file in the file repository?

33

This ought to work just fine to ensure that the file does exist and contains nothing:

file { '/etc/motd':
  ensure => present,
  content => '',
}

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