How to always run local-exec with Terraform
To ensure that a certain terraform local-exec script runs consistently, you can use a null_resource in conjunction with a timestamp. This way, each time you execute terraform apply - either to the entire project or to a specific resource - the state of the null resource will be invalidated, triggering the local-exec script.
Here’s an example of how this can be done, in the context of building a local docker image:
So now, whenever you run:
To invalidate previous state, you can utilize the trigger block definition in conjunction with a variable referencing the terraform timestamp method. This ensures that the state is always invalidated with each apply or targeted execution.
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