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Manual Reference Pages  -  PUPPET-FACTS (8)

NAME

puppet-facts - Retrieve and store facts.

CONTENTS

SYNOPSIS

puppet facts action [--terminus TERMINUS] [--extra HASH]

DESCRIPTION

This subcommand manages facts, which are collections of normalized system information used by Puppet. It can read facts directly from the local system (with the default facter terminus).

OPTIONS

Note that any setting that's valid in the configuration file is also a valid long argument, although it may or may not be relevant to the present action. For example, server and run_mode are valid settings, so you can specify --server <servername>, or --run_mode <runmode> as an argument.

See the configuration file documentation at https://docs.puppetlabs.com/references/stable/configuration.html for the full list of acceptable parameters. A commented list of all configuration options can also be generated by running puppet with --genconfig.
--render-as FORMAT
  The format in which to render output. The most common formats are json, s (string), yaml, and console, but other options such as dot are sometimes available.
--verbose
  Whether to log verbosely.
--debug Whether to log debug information.
--extra HASH
  A terminus can take additional arguments to refine the operation, which are passed as an arbitrary hash to the back-end. Anything passed as the extra value is just send direct to the back-end.
--terminus TERMINUS
  Indirector faces expose indirected subsystems of Puppet. These subsystems are each able to retrieve and alter a specific type of data (with the familiar actions of find, search, save, and destroy) from an arbitrary number of pluggable backends. In Puppet parlance, these backends are called terminuses.
Almost all indirected subsystems have a rest terminus that interacts with the puppet master's data. Most of them have additional terminuses for various local data models, which are in turn used by the indirected subsystem on the puppet master whenever it receives a remote request.
The terminus for an action is often determined by context, but occasionally needs to be set explicitly. See the "Notes" section of this face's manpage for more details.

ACTIONS

find - Retrieve a node's facts.
  SYNOPSIS
puppet facts [--terminus TERMINUS] [--extra HASH] [node_certname]
DESCRIPTION
Retrieve a node's facts.
RETURNS
A hash containing some metadata and (under the "values" key) the set of facts for the requested node. When used from the Ruby API: A Puppet::Node::Facts object.
RENDERING ISSUES: Facts cannot currently be rendered as a string; use yaml or json.
NOTES
When using the facter terminus, the host argument is ignored.
info - Print the default terminus class for this face.
  SYNOPSIS
puppet facts info [--terminus TERMINUS] [--extra HASH]
DESCRIPTION
Prints the default terminus class for this subcommand. Note that different run modes may have different default termini; when in doubt, specify the run mode with the '--run_mode' option.
save - API only: create or overwrite an object.
  SYNOPSIS
puppet facts save [--terminus TERMINUS] [--extra HASH] key
DESCRIPTION
API only: create or overwrite an object. As the Faces framework does not currently accept data from STDIN, save actions cannot currently be invoked from the command line.

EXAMPLES

find

Get facts from the local system:

$ puppet facts find

NOTES

This subcommand is an indirector face, which exposes find, search, save, and destroy actions for an indirected subsystem of Puppet. Valid termini for this face include:
o facter
o memory
o network_device
o store_configs
o yaml

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

Copyright 2011 by Puppet Labs Apache 2 license; see COPYING
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