Scratch The scratchpad (or «scratch» for short) is available within the context of a template to store temporary data or computations. There are many reasons for this, // most importantly the Consul agent is able to multiplex connections to the // Consul server and reduce the number of open HTTP connections. They may think that being angry, calling names, and pushing people around is a normal way to act. Exec Mode As of version 0.16.0, Consul Template has the ability to maintain an arbitrary child process (similar to envconsul). This mode is most beneficial when running Consul Template in a container or on a scheduler like Nomad or Kubernetes.