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I need to create a tag value containing a date string via Cloud Custodian (c7n).

Noting the comment block in the value section of the action block in the code below. I need to understand how to populate this field from an external command.

policies:
  - name: Example Tag Policy
    resource: aws.rds
    filters:
      - tag:Name MyCustomValue
    actions:
      - type: tag
        key: CreationTime
        value: (some string to return current timestamp)

I have yet to find in the Custodian Documentation how to natively populate this value field with a current timestamp and I have yet to find documentation on how to execute an external command.

All thoughts are welcomed!

  • If someone with a 150 or better reputation could create a tag for Custodian that would be great! – Steven K7FAQ Feb 21 at 18:02

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