config/cloud.cfg.d/README says "All files" rather than "*.cfg"

Bug #1855006 reported by Nathan Stratton Treadway
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Bug Description

The README file installed in /etc/cloudinit/cloud.cfg.d/ currently says "All files in this directory will be read by cloud-init"... but actually cloud-init only reads files whose names end in ".cfg".

Tags: docs
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Nathan Stratton Treadway (nathanst) wrote :

The upstream source for this README file appears to be root/config/cloud.cfg.d/README, i.e.

The code that does the reading of the files in that directory seems to be the read_conf_d() function found in, e.g. currently starting at

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Ryan Harper (raharper) wrote :

Thanks for filing the issue to help make cloud-init better.

Changed in cloud-init:
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Triaged
do3meli (d-info-e)
tags: added: docs
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Joshua Powers (powersj) wrote :
Joshua Powers (powersj)
Changed in cloud-init:
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
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Chad Smith (chad.smith) wrote : Fixed in cloud-init version 19.4.

This bug is believed to be fixed in cloud-init in version 19.4. If this is still a problem for you, please make a comment and set the state back to New

Thank you.

Changed in cloud-init:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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