I'm sending my cloud-init file to Terraform via user_data. Is this stored anywhere on the machine that runs it? I know it may get merged with other stuff before it's run.

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It seems to be stored under


Under your instance id.

cd /var/lib/cloud/instances/$(cloud-init query instance_id)

For me I found the information I wanted in user-data.txt.

sudo cat "/var/lib/cloud/instances/$(cloud-init query instance_id)/user-data.txt"

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