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NAME

       puppet-facts - Retrieve and store facts.

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/puppet/latest/reference/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:

       ·   facter

       ·   memory

       ·   network_device

       ·   store_configs

       ·   yaml

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

       Copyright 2011 by Puppet Inc. Apache 2 license; see COPYING