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Manual Reference Pages  -  PUPPET-FILE (8)

NAME

puppet-file - Retrieve and store files in a filebucket

CONTENTS

SYNOPSIS

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

DESCRIPTION

This subcommand interacts with objects stored in a local or remote filebucket. File objects are accessed by their MD5 sum; see the examples for the relevant syntax.

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

download - Download a file into the local filebucket.
  SYNOPSIS
puppet file download [--terminus TERMINUS] [--extra HASH] ( {md5}checksum | puppet_url )
DESCRIPTION
Downloads a file from the puppet master's filebucket and duplicates it in the local filebucket. This action's checksum syntax differs from find's, and it can accept a <puppet:///> URL.
RETURNS
Nothing.
find - Retrieve a file from the filebucket.
  SYNOPSIS
puppet file find [--terminus TERMINUS] [--extra HASH] md5/md5sum
DESCRIPTION
Retrieve a file from the filebucket.
RETURNS
The file object with the specified checksum.
RENDERING ISSUES: Rendering as a string returns the contents of the file object; rendering as yaml returns a hash of metadata about said file, including but not limited to its contents. Rendering as json is currently broken, and returns a hash containing only the contents of the file.
info - Print the default terminus class for this face.
  SYNOPSIS
puppet file 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 file 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.
store - Store a file in the local filebucket.
  SYNOPSIS
puppet file store [--terminus TERMINUS] [--extra HASH] file
DESCRIPTION
Store a file in the local filebucket.
RETURNS
Nothing.

EXAMPLES

download

Download a file by URL:

$ puppet file download puppet:///modules/editors/vim/.vimrc

Download a file by MD5 sum:

$ puppet file download {md5}8f798d4e754db0ac89186bbaeaf0af18

find

Retrieve the contents of a file:

$ puppet file find md5/9aedba7f413c97dc65895b1cd9421f2c --render-as s

store

Store a file:

$ puppet file store /root/.bashrc

NOTES

To retrieve the unmunged contents of a file, you must call find with --render-as s. Rendering as yaml will return a hash of metadata about the file, including its contents.

This subcommand does not interact with the clientbucketdir (the default local filebucket for puppet agent); it interacts with the primary "master"-type filebucket located in the bucketdir. If you wish to interact with puppet agent's default filebucket, you'll need to set the --bucketdir option appropriately when invoking actions.

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 file
o rest
o selector

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

Copyright 2011 by Puppet Labs Apache 2 license; see COPYING
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