Sometimes, it might make sense to deploy scripts to jenkins using external packaging or pretty much anything. Having scripts behave more as tools can improve on manageability and keeping your scripts in version control.
I don't quite get what this feature is about - can give me some more information what you'r missing?
I would like to add a 'path to a script' on the local filesystem in stead of pasting the complete script in.
I also realize I could just call the local script from the managed script, so maybe this is a nice to have feature but not really worth the effort. I'll leave that decision up to you
this might be ok in a single master mode, but when the script has to be executed on a node, this will fail...
OK, we could still read the file from the filesystem on the master and copy it over to the node - but is there really much of an advantage?