»file Function

file reads the contents of a file at the given path and returns them as a string.


Strings in the Nomad language are sequences of Unicode characters, so this function will interpret the file contents as UTF-8 encoded text and return the resulting Unicode characters. If the file contains invalid UTF-8 sequences then this function will produce an error.

Functions are evaluated by the CLI during configuration parsing rather than job run time, so this function can only be used with files that are already present on disk on operator host.


> file("./hello.txt")
Hello World
> file("./hello.txt")Hello World

»Related Functions

  • fileexists determines whether a file exists at a given path.