Puppet Function: delete_regex

Defined in:
modules/stdlib/lib/puppet/parser/functions/delete_regex.rb
Function type:
Ruby 3.x API

Overview

delete_regex()Array

Multiple regular expressions are assumed to be matched as an OR.

> Note: Since Puppet 4 this can be done in general with the built-in [`filter`](puppet.com/docs/puppet/latest/function.html#filter) function: [“aaa”, “aba”, “aca”].filter |$val| { $val !~ /b/ } Would return: ['aaa', 'aca']

Examples:

Example usage


delete_regex(['a','b','c','b'], 'b')
Would return: ['a','c']

delete_regex(['a','b','c','b'], ['b', 'c'])
Would return: ['a']

delete_regex({'a'=>1,'b'=>2,'c'=>3}, 'b')
Would return: {'a'=>1,'c'=>3}

delete_regex({'a'=>1,'b'=>2,'c'=>3}, '^a$')
Would return: {'b'=>2,'c'=>3}

Returns:

  • (Array)

    The given array now missing all targeted values.



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# File 'modules/stdlib/lib/puppet/parser/functions/delete_regex.rb', line 6

newfunction(:delete_regex, :type => :rvalue, :doc => <<-DOC
  @summary
    Deletes all instances of a given element that match a regular expression
    from an array or key from a hash.

  Multiple regular expressions are assumed to be matched as an OR.

  @example Example usage

    delete_regex(['a','b','c','b'], 'b')
    Would return: ['a','c']

    delete_regex(['a','b','c','b'], ['b', 'c'])
    Would return: ['a']

    delete_regex({'a'=>1,'b'=>2,'c'=>3}, 'b')
    Would return: {'a'=>1,'c'=>3}

    delete_regex({'a'=>1,'b'=>2,'c'=>3}, '^a$')
    Would return: {'b'=>2,'c'=>3}

  > *Note:*
  Since Puppet 4 this can be done in general with the built-in
  [`filter`](https://puppet.com/docs/puppet/latest/function.html#filter) function:
  ["aaa", "aba", "aca"].filter |$val| { $val !~ /b/ }
  Would return: ['aaa', 'aca']

  @return [Array] The given array now missing all targeted values.
DOC
           ) do |arguments|

  raise(Puppet::ParseError, "delete_regex(): Wrong number of arguments given #{arguments.size} for 2") unless arguments.size == 2

  collection = arguments[0].dup
  Array(arguments[1]).each do |item|
    case collection
    when Array, Hash, String
      collection.reject! { |coll_item| (coll_item =~ %r{\b#{item}\b}) }
    else
      raise(TypeError, "delete_regex(): First argument must be an Array, Hash, or String. Given an argument of class #{collection.class}.")
    end
  end
  collection
end